Programs for Parents

Featured Programs

2022 Summer Quest & Patch Power has come to a close for 2022. All reading logs and Patch Power cards must be redeemed by September 11.  For more information about all children's programs visit the event calendar at

Story Time

Story time is back in person in September! We are excited to welcome families back to age-based story time. All programs are pre-registered, multi-week sessions for children and their caregivers. Please visit the events calendar at to register for story time. 

Ongoing Programs

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Summer Reading for chilren under three years of age
Your child under three (3) shouldn't feel left out this summer! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is the perfect summer program for children under three. Reading together helps your child to develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation for learning to read, a key to learning and school success. Research has shown that children who listen to stories and look at printed materials from an early age wil be more accomplished readers. Plus, sharing stories is fun! Sign up today and read 100 books this summer to recieve a special prize. Then, keep on reading!

Every Child Ready to Read : Early Literacy Workshop for Parents - on hiatus until further notice 
Every Child Ready to Read is a research-based program for parents developed by the Public Library Association of the American Library Association and designed to teach parents and caregivers how to support the early literacy development of their children.  Parents will learn about the five simple but powerful practices that they can use to help young children get ready to read.

The Chester County Library offers the Every Child Ready to Read workshop three times per year – Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Registration is required.