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About the Library

Easttown Library & Information Center is located in Berwyn, Pennsylvania and was founded in 1905. The Library serves the residents of Easttown Township and the township is the Library's primary source of funding. The Library is a member of the Chester County Library System which consists of the 18 public libraries in the county. 

Mission Statement: Easttown Library's mission is to advance literacy, the love of reading and learning, and economic and cultural engagement through education and access to information.

Vision Statement: Our vision is to be the center of lifelong learning and culture in our community.

In its most recent Strategic Plan, the Library Board affirmed the following core services as critical to fulfilling the library's mission:

  • A library building that is a beautiful, comfortable, and well-maintained destination for
    customers and visitors.
  • A knowledgeable, helpful and friendly library staff appropriately trained to facilitate
    customer use of the library's resources and facilities.
  • A broad selection of materials in a variety of formats for users of all ages.
  • Computer technology that includes a library website, public computer workstations, free
    wireless service, and training programs.
  • Pre- and early literacy training for ages newborn to elementary school.
 
PA Forward: The Easttown Library Board of Trustees supports the Pennsylvania Library Association's 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, and agrees with the following statement: 
With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens. Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They're agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries can be key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy. ~Pennsylvania Library Association

 Brief Scope of Collection:

The Library has approximately 56,000 items in three areas: adult, teen and children's. There is also a reference collection, a wide selection of general interest magazines and newspapers, and a Local History Collection. Materials are available in print (including large print), DVD, music CD, audiobook, and graphic novel formats. Video games are available for Wii and Xbox 360 systems. Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks are available through OverDrive, and downloadable magazines are available through Flipster. Easttown Library also offers access to a wide array of electronic information sources through the Chester County Library System and the Access PA Power Library.

Computer Workstations and Internet Access:

The Library has 22 public workstations, including in the children's and teen areas, with high-speed internet access and the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher). Two workstations have Adobe Photoshop CS3. The Library also has free wireless internet access available to the public and three laptop computers available to eligible customers for in-library use. 

Meeting Rooms:

The Library has meeting rooms available for public use. The meeting room policy, fees and reservation form are available on the Library's Web site.

Handicapped Accessible: Yes

 

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