Readers on the Run ~ The Results are IN!


The Downingtown Library would like to thank all of the SPONSORS of this event and to the Downingtown Police Department, Downingtown Public Works, and to all of the community members that came out and ran, walked, volunteered, and supported the library by participating in our first READERS ON THE RUN!  We hope you will all join us again next year!

American Express - Use Your Card to Donate to the Library!

                                        Use Members Give to register your donation to the library.   CLICK THIS LINK TO LEARN MORE!

Amazon ~ % of Your Purchases Support the Library

 If you sign up now, a % of your purchases will go to the library!  Such an easy way to give!  Click below to find out how...

United Way Donor Choice

Who do you choose through your United Way Donor Choice?  When you designate the DOWNINGTOWN LIBRARY, your gift will help the library move to its new home!  To donate, please use:

United Way of Chester County - "Downingtown Library"

United Way of Greater Philadelphia/So. NJ - "Code 6565"

United Way of Delaware - "Code 1245"

Thanks to Local Municipalities for their Support

The Downingtown Library relies heavily on support from Caln, Downingtown, East Brandywine, East Caln, Uwchlan, Wallace, and West Bradford to maintain its high level of library service.  But in addition, municipalities have stepped up to the plate and made a one-time contribution to the Library's Capital Campaign!  East Brandywine, East Caln, Uwchlan, and West Bradford townships each have committed to $10,000 to the project.  And the Borough of Downingtown has made an in-kind donation of over $10,000.  Thanks to all for recognizing the value of our local library!

A Family Gift ~ There is Strength in Numbers!

Downingtown Library recently received a generous Family Gift from the Brown Family.  Members of the family from far and wide pooled their resources and made a donation in memory of Mary Downing Brown, matriarch of the family and a great library patron.  This donation will be used to fund the Children's Garden at the new library; the Garden will be named for Mary Downing Brown.  What a wonderful way to remember or honor a beloved family member...or create a lasting family legacy.  Please consider following the Brown Family's example and organize your Family Gift today!

  A Big Thank You to Local Businesses & Organizations

In recent weeks, the Downingtown Library Capital Campaign has received donations and support from the following businesses and organizations:

  • Thorndale- Downingtown Rotary ~ $1200 from the Canoe Race plus a match
  • Bob Wagner's ~ July and August Giving Event
  • Avante Salon & Spa/Avante on Main St./Avante on High St. ~ Donation of a percentage of sales from August 28th
  • Roberts Subaru "Share the Love" Event ~ Scheduled for mid-November - December 31st
  • Chik-fil-A of Lionville ~ Spirit Night
  • Caln Skating Center ~ Skate for Books
  • Barra Rossa ~ Downingtown Library Night


The new Downingtown Library is open for business at 122 Wallace Avenue in the heart of Downingtown.  Located in the center of town and adjacent to Kerr Park, the new facility provides:

This excellent adaptive re-use of property allows the Library to function more efficiently and effectively as a 21st century resource center for the Greater Downingtown Community.  To learn more. click on Capital Campaign News.



The Downingtown Library will be hosting this tour of 10 beautiful gardens in and around the Downingtown area. All proceeds benefit the library.
$20 in advance ~ $23 day of tour ~ Ticket is non-refundable
Tickets will be available for purchase starting May 27th at the library.

For additional information about the tour, please contact Carolyn Marchesani at

We still need support to pay for our amazing new Library! Funds are still needed to help pay for the building, purchase more furniture, outside paint & signs for the building, & landscaping. Please consider making a donation today!