BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

Skate for Books at Caln Skating Center ~ December 31st

Bring the family and get the New Year's celebration started early!  Come on out to Caln Skating Center on 12/31 from 10am-2pm and $1 from every ticket purchased will be donated to the Library.  Caln Skating Center is located at 4533 W. Lincoln Highway in Downingtown.

Downingtown Library Day at Stella Rossa ~ December 16th

Come and dine at Stella Rossa on December 16th anytime between 11:30am till close and 15% of your bill will be donated to the Downingtown Library!  There will be raffles and a bottle of wine donated by Stella Rossa will be offered as a door prize. 

Stella Rossa is located at 20 E. Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown.

Roberts Subaru has named The Downingtown Library as its Hometown Charity for the 2014-15 "Share the Love" event!

Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015 when the purchaser designates the Downingtown Library as their designated choice.  When thinking of purchasing or leasing a new car, think Subaru and you can help the NEW Downingtown Library!

Amazon ~ % of Your Purchases Support the Library

Starting your holiday shopping?  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


Renovations are underway at the Micken Building at 122 Wallace Avenue to create a new home for the Downingtown Library.  Located in the center of town and adjacent to Kerr Park, the new facility provides:

                                                                                      • ADA accessibility
                                                                                      • An expanded technology center
                                                                                      • An enhanced collection of resources
                                                                                      • Ample parking and a drive-up book drop
                                                                                      • A comfortable Community Center

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.


Please join us in helping to make this dream a reality!!