WCPL will be closed Saturday, May 27, and Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day.

Exam proctoring service information. Meeting Room Rental Policy & Fees

Find information on WCPL programs: click on 'more information,' or click on "WCPL Events Calendar"
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Mon-Wed9:30am to 8:00pm

Thurs-Sat9:30am to 5:00pm


Welcome to the West Chester Public Library

West Chester Public Library (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a destination for connection, collaboration and enrichment through knowledge and community engagement.

Library Events and Updates

Specialty Cake Pans

WCPL now has a collection of special occasion cake pans that you can borrow to make that one-off cake for a special someone. Click through for details!

Happy Hour @ WCPL:

Friday, June 16, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  Join us as we celebrate former WCPL Board member Richard May and have Mark Twain (Richard Bonnette) regale us with his 2020 presidential campaign outlook.  Suggested donation $5 at the door; cash wine & beer bar; free snacks. Happy Hour June 16 2017

Special programs:

Yoga @ the Library

Yoga class every Thursday, 12:30 – 1:30pm, all levels, beginner friendly.
$10 drop-in fee, no registration necessary. Bring a mat, water bottle, and small towel.  Taught by Jacque Maldonado. Yoga @ the Library

Healthy Meals That Won’t Frighten Your Family

Rescheduled to : Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Learn about preparing simple, easy plant-based meals that your family will enjoy. It’s all about adding more plant-based food to your daily diet.  Presenter Shelly Hughes is certified in Plant Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Cornell University. She will demonstrate some of her recipes and will have samples to taste, too.  She’ll have recipes for you and samples to taste.


Applying to College: Choosing the Best Fit School

Saturday, June 3, 10:00am – 11:15am – Join presenter John Rafferty for this free workshop. Get pointers on what questions to ask when identifying colleges, talking with parents about school choices, and working on application essays.  Especially helpful for high school juniors.  Workshop registration click here.    Details: Winning College Scholarships June 3 Best Fit Schools

Coming in June – an evening with Mark Twain (June 16), a book signing with local author Matty Dalrymple (June 17), discussion and Q&A with Karen Batshaw author of Hidden in Plain Sight  (June 21).  Click for author visit details.

Click here to see a calendar of all events at the West Chester Public Library.  From the calendar, click on the link for the program you are interested in for details and registration (if required).

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The West Chester Public Library is located at:

415 N. Church Street

West Chester, PA 19380

Director: Victoria Dow