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Welcome to Stay Connected with Chescolibraries. We are creating this blog to keep you informed about library resources available to you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update 4/27/20: Due to Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order to help slow the spread of coronavirus throughout the region, Chester County Government and Courts are currently operating on an essential services-only basis, and the Chester County Library and Henrietta Hankin Branch are closed until further notice. 

Please read this letter from our director regarding the status of the libraries:

Effective at 6:00 PM, March 13, 2020, the Chester County Library and Henrietta Hankin Branch Library will be closed for two weeks, from Saturday, March 14 until Monday, March 30, 2020.

The health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and patrons is of paramount importance to us.  Some members of the public have expressed concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the local community and community services.  The County has determined that the closing of all non-essential services is the best way to mitigate or eliminate exposure as well as how to address any issues should circumstances change.

We hope that this will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and help keep the number of infected at a minimum. 

We encourage you to make use of the vast number of electronic resources available to you from home including e-books, e-audio books, digital magazines, and databases. These resources are accessible through our web site at www.chescolibraries.org. Due dates for library materials will be extended through the duration of our closure. Museum passes, Hotspots, and Rokus can be returned to the drop box.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please check the following public health agencies, sources of reliable, up-to-date information: 

Chester County Coronavirus COVID-19: https://chesco.org/coronavirus
Chester County Health Department: https://www.chesco.org/224/Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
Pennsylvania Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/