Library News & Job Openings2016-12-14T10:11:29-05:00

Phoenixville Library News & Job Openings

Library Trustee Opening

Trustee Opening Announcement

The Phoenixville Public Library currently seeks three (3) Trustees to be seated on its Board of Trustees beginning July 2023. As a Trustee, the successful applicants will be responsible for oversight of the library, serving on a board of nine (9). Two of the positions are for a three (3) year term that ends June 30, 2026. One is to complete a term that ends, June 30, 2025. As Trustees, the applicants are expected to act in the best interest of the Phoenixville Public Library, in promotion of and in furtherance of the Library’s Mission, which is to provide access to information and services that address the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community the library serves. The applicant is expected to familiarize themselves with the bylaws, policies, and operations of the library. Prior non-profit experience, particularly with regard to finance/accounting is preferred, but not required. Further information about the Phoenixville Public Library can be found on its website at https://phoenixvillelibrary.org/.

Board Expectations
Advocacy and Personal Involvement
* Board members are expected to be zealous advocates on our behalf, to be enthusiastic communicators of our mission and vision, and to play an integral role in our leadership.
* Board Meeting Attendance –Monthly meeting attendance of approximately 2 hours.
* Committee Participation – Actively participate on one or more committees.
* Recruitment – Identify strong candidates for committee work, community advocacy, or fund-raising whom will represent Phoenixville Public Library.
* Participation and attendance at all major fundraising events, currently one (1) per year. (This includes purchasing tickets for all major events, possible donation of goods or services for the event.)
Financial Expectations
* Annual Support – Make a personal annual gift at an appropriate level outside of major event attendance.

Applications are due on or before Friday April 7, 2023. Invited applicants will be expected to interview separately with the Board of Library Trustees and Board of School Directors of the Phoenixville Area School District. That date will be announced no later than May 22, 2023. Appointments to the Library Board shall be made by the Board of School Directors thereafter.
Applications should be sent to both of the following:

Dr. Alan Fegley, PASD Superintendent
386 City Line Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
fegleya@pasd.k12.pa.us

and
Lara Lorenzi, Executive Director
Phoenixville Public Library
183 2nd Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
llorenzi@ccls.org

Applications should include a letter addressed to Ms. Lorenzi and Dr. Fegley explaining why the applicant wishes to be a Library Trustee and summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and experience. Resumes and references are required. The Phoenixville Public Library is an EOE.

February 6th, 2023|

Library Trustee Opening

The Phoenixville Public Library currently seeks three (3) Trustees to be seated on its Board of Trustees beginning July 2022. As a Trustee, the successful applicants will be responsible for oversight of the library, serving on a board of nine (9). These positions are for a three (3) year term that ends June 30, 2025. Two (2) incumbent board members are applying for the current openings. As Trustees, the applicant is expected to act in the best interest of the Phoenixville Public Library, in promotion of and in furtherance of the Library’s Mission, which is to provide access to information and services that address the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community the library serves. The applicant is expected to familiarize themselves with the bylaws, policies, and operations of the library. Prior non-profit experience, particularly with regard to finance/accounting is preferred, but not required. Further information about the Phoenixville Public Library can be found on its website at https://phoenixvillelibrary.org/.

Board Expectations
Advocacy and Personal Involvement
* Board members are expected to be zealous advocates on our behalf, to be enthusiastic communicators of our mission and vision, and to play an integral role in our leadership.
* Board Meeting Attendance –Monthly meeting attendance of approximately 2 hours.
* Committee Participation – Actively participate on one or more committees.
* Recruitment – Identify strong candidates for committee work, community advocacy, or fund-raising whom will represent Phoenixville Public Library.
* Participation and attendance at all major fundraising events, currently one (1) per year. (This includes purchasing tickets for all major events, possible donation of goods or services for the event.)
Financial Expectations
* Annual Support – Make a personal annual gift at an appropriate level outside of major event attendance.

Applications are due on or before Friday April 1, 2022. Invited applicants will be expected to interview separately with the Board of Library Trustees and Board of School Directors of the Phoenixville Area School District. That date will be announced no later than May 21, 2022. Appointments to the Library Board shall be made by the Board of School Directors thereafter.
Applications should be sent to both of the following:

Dr. Alan Fegley, PASD Superintendent
386 City Line Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
fegleya@pasd.k12.pa.us

and

Lara Lorenzi, Executive Director
Phoenixville Public Library
183 2nd Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
llorenzi@ccls.org

Applications should include a letter addressed to Ms. Lorenzi and Dr. Fegley explaining why the applicant wishes to be a Library Trustee and summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and experience. Resumes and references are required. The Phoenixville Public Library is an EOE.

February 28th, 2022|

Library is Drop-Off Location for “Show Them Our Love” Valentine’s Drive

Phoenixville Town Watch is sponsoring a “Show Them Our Love” Valentines Drive.  Our first responders are caring for our community during yet another surge of the pandemic.  We want to show our gratitude and we need YOUR help!
Make a Valentine – be creative, colorful!
Include a message of appreciation and encouragement for our first responders. Deposit your card in our drop box at the Library by Friday, February 11th.
Town Watch volunteers will collect and distribute these cards over Valentine’s Day weekend to hospital, police, fire and ambulance staff.
January 25th, 2022|

Changes to DVD/Audiobook Rentals

Beginning July 14, rental fees for borrowing audiobooks and DVDs will no longer be charged. Books on CD, Playaways, and DVDs are now FREE to borrow!
July 15th, 2021|

Library Trustee Openings

The Phoenixville Public Library currently seeks two (2) Trustees to be seated on its Board of Trustees beginning July 2021.  See announcement below.

Library Trustee Opening Notice Spring 2021

 

March 11th, 2021|

Two-for-One Media Rentals Extended to Thursdays

The Library has expanded its two-for-one media rental deal to Thursdays! Now you can rent two feature DVDs, audiobooks, or videogames for $2.00 on Tuesdays AND Thursdays!  Call 610-933-3013 x121 for more information.

February 25th, 2021|

Library Named Mail-in Ballot Drop-off Location, Beginning October 13

Phoenixville Public Library has been designated a drop-off location for mail-in ballots for the November 3rd election.  The ballot boxes will not arrive at the Library until Tuesday, October 13.  Please do not drop off ballots at the Library and do not place them in the book drops.

Contact Chester County Voter Services with any questions on voting at 610-344-6410 or https://chesco.org/elections.  Thank you!

 

October 5th, 2020|

Library Book Bundles for Adults

Since you can’t browse the Library’s shelves right now, we can do it for you! Fill out this form or call 610-933-3013 x132 to receive a surprise book bundle for checkout at the Library with your Chester County Library System card. Library staff will select 4 books for you from the Adult Library’s fiction or nonfiction sections. See our website for more information on this free service.

September 24th, 2020|

Support the Library: Buy a Book Surprise Bag!

Looking for more great reads? Enjoy surprises? Want to support your favorite Library? Purchase a Book Surprise Bag! For $3.00, you can take home 3 books selected for you at random from the Library’s book sale carts. You CAN ask for books from a specific genre — like mystery/thriller, science fiction, biography, etc., but otherwise, it’s a surprise! So ask for a Book Surprise Bag on your next visit to the Library!

September 24th, 2020|

Updated Library Service Hours

Effective Monday, September 14, the Library’s operating schedule is as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: In-Library Pickup of Holds

2:00 – 6:30 PM: Curbside Pickup of Holds

10:00 AM – 6:45 PM: Computer Center Open (45-minute appointments on the hour required)

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM: Passport Application Acceptance Appointments

Notary Appointments 10:00 AM — 6:30 PM on Monday and Thursday only

 

Wednesday:

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: In-Library Pickup of Holds

2:00 – 4:30 PM: Curbside Pickup of Holds

10:00 AM – 4:45 PM: Computer Center Open (45-minute appointments on the hour required)

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM: Passport Application Acceptance Appointments

Notary Appointments 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Friday:

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM: Curbside Pickup of Holds

10:00 AM – 1:45 PM: Computer Center Open (45-minute appointments on the hour required)

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM: Passport Application Acceptance Appointments

 

Saturday:

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM: Curbside Pickup of Holds

10:00 AM – 4:45 PM: Computer Center Open (45-minute appointments on the hour required)

You can place holds on Library materials in the Chester County Library System catalog. You will be notified when your item on hold is ready for pickup. Call the Library at 610-933-3013 x121 or visit https://curbside.capiratech.com/?code=chespaus19341 to schedule a curbside pickup time.  Upon arrival at the Library, call 610-215-7277.
To schedule a computer reservation, call 610-933-3013 x121.
To schedule a passport application acceptance appointment, call, 610-933-3013 x132.
To schedule a notary appointment, call 610-933-3013 x126 or x132.
September 15th, 2020|
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