West Chester Public Library Celebration | June 8, 2013
125th Anniversary of the West Chester Public Library is being celebrated during a block party on Saturday, June 8, from 10am – 2pm. The festivities occur in front of the library on the 400-500 blocks of North Church Street.
Plenty of children’s activities, including:
The kickoff of the 2013 Summer Reading Program also takes place along with plenty of entertainment, book related vendors, and fun activities for the entire family.
In the evening, from 6 – 8pm, there is storytelling and magic with Randini and music by the Amerikids. Bring a blanket and picnic supper or purchase a meal from a food booth. Then enjoy music and storytelling on the lawn at John Milner Associates, 535 North Church Street.
Learn more at WCPublicLibrary.org or call 610-696-1721.
A historic perspective
The West Chester Public Library opened in 1888. The architecture is Queen Anne and it was designed by T. Roney Williamson. One of West Chester's most impressive public buildings, it contains five windows of Tiffany-style glass each illustrating a quote from a story by Bayard Taylor. In 2005, a $2.3-million renovation of the library was completed. It doubled the usable space without disturbing the historic features of this remarkable structure.