Friday, February 15, 2013
The West Chester Public Library could receive as many as 50,000 new books for free with your vote.
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Friday, February 15
The following is a press release. 6abc, Disney XD, Marvel Entertainment, and First Book are teaming up to champion literacy in the Delaware Valley by pledging to donate up to 50,000 brand-new books to low- income families by participating in First Book’s virtual book drive. Now through February 28, 2013, the 6abcPhiladelphia Facebook fan page contains a virtual book drive where fans can donate one brand-new book by clicking on the non-profit of their choice. One vote = one book. The six organizations eligible to receive up to 50,000 brand-new books include The Free Library of Philadelphia, the New Jersey Library Association, Cradles to Crayons, the Wilmington Public Library, Pajama Program, and the West Chester Public Library. The virtual …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
See which books were the most popular at the West Chester Public Library 2012.
When it comes to books in 2012, it was all about mystery thrillers -- particularly by Scandanavian authors. West Chester Public Library director Victoria Dow said that's because of a trend started by "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." "The mystery thriller kind of genre books...are the ones that generally circulate the most," she said. "It doesn't surprise me that that type of book is [popular]." Dow said that all the books on West Chester's most circulated top 10 are available at the library, as well as at other branches. 1. "As a Pig Turns" by M.C. Beaton Checked out a grand total of 27 times -- each with a one-week checkout period -- this mystery thriller was West Chester's most popular of 2012. The book is an installment of a series …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This week's list of family-friendly events.
Once again Patch takes a look at local events that are close, cheap and family-friendly. If we left one of your family's favorite activities off the list please let us know in the comments section. Now, let's get to it. Storytime Where/When: The Chester County Book and Music Company, Wednesday, August 17, starting at 10:30 a.m. Why Go: Chester County Book & Music Company hosts Storytime for children ages 3-6 every Wednesday at 10:30 am. No registration is necessary! Pricing: Free Chess for Kids Where/When: West Chester Library, Saturday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Why Go: Kids ages 6-18 years old are invited to the West Chester Public Library to learn to play chess or work on their game. Pricing: Free Touch a Truck Day Where/When: …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Here are some family-friendly events going on this week in West Chester.
The dog days of summer are here, and boy is it hot. Here is the weekly Patch list of things to do as a family with an emphasis on ways to beat the heat. I can't make any promises though. Cinderella Around the World Where/When: The West Chester Library, Wednesday, July 13, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Why Go: Kids ages 6-9 will learn how the Cinderella tale appears in various cultures all over the world, and have the opportunity to create their own version. Required registration begins July 6. Pricing: Free Town Tours and Village Walks Where/When: Chester County Historical Society, Thursday, July 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Why Go: Tour historic buildings and learn more about the industrial growth of Chester County. Pricing: Free Chess for Kids Where/…
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Here's a look at this week's family-friendly events.
Sometimes it's hard to find things to do as a family. So Patch wants to help. Every week we are going to publish a list of the best family-freindly events going on in the area. We're looking for things that are fun, close-by and cheap. High School Art Show Where/When: Chester County Art Association, May 10-14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Why Go: Chester County Art Association hosts their High School Art Show, showcasing the work of students throughout the county. The show, which is curated by art teachers, runs May 7-14; the gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pricing: Free Storytime Where/When: The Chester County Book and Music Company, Wednesday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. Why Go: Chester County …