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West Chester Public Library

This GroupRaise Meal Happened on Wednesday October 10, 2018

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Thanks for coming out and supporting West Chester Public Library's GroupRaise meal at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza!
The restaurant will be tallying sales and report the donation soon.

Why We're Raising

In 1815, the first Library Company was formed in West Chester to collect books that were loaned from shelves placed in local businesses. In 1872, that effort was re-organized into the West Chester Public Library. With strong community support and land donated by Hannah Darlington, capital was raised for a permanent building to be used exclusively as a library. The outcome was a beautiful structure designed by T. Roney Williamson constructed in 1888 at 415 North Church Street. Its Queen Anne architecture makes it one of West Chester's most impressive public buildings. It contains five windows of Tiffany-style glass, each illustrating a quote from a story by Bayard Taylor (1825-1878), a Chester County native and noted poet, literary critic, translator and travel author. By 2000, it was clear that the Library required more space to meet the needs of the community. It was agreed that renovation and expansion of the current facility were preferable to relocation. The Board of Trustees began an ambitious capital campaign that drew support from public and private sources. In 2005, the $2.3 million renovation of the West Chester Public Library, designed by Architects Frens & Frens, was completed, doubling the usable space without disturbing the historic features of this remarkable structure. In 2011, the West Chester Public Library was selected for a West Chester Downtown “Bricks & Mortar Preservation Award” in recognition of the meticulous restoration of the building that successfully addressed the need for more usable space. The Library now receives more than 100,000 visits and circulates more than 150,000 items per year from an expanded collection of more than 55,000 items. Internet access and a growing collection of digital and electronic materials have been added to meet contemporary needs and are a regular part of this vibrant Library's programs, which continually evolve to serve the West Chester community.
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Event Details

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
Wednesday October 10, 2018
11:00am-9:00pm
123 E SWEDESFORD RD STE K-L
EXTON, PA
Donated Back
20%

Meal Talk

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