About the Library
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.
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:
Handicapped Accessible: Yes