History It all began in 1873 when members of the Society of Friends – for $5 per share of stock – formed the Malvern Library Company. In 1894, the “Public Library and Reading Association” was established by a citizens’ group, and in 1899, the Malvern Public Library was chartered. Since 1912 when the Library moved into the Borough Building, it has been associated with the Borough. It has been in its present location since 1985. In 2003, the Borough Building underwent a major renovation and expansion which added a reading room and children’s porch to the Library’s space.
The Library’s collection now includes over 36,000 physical items. We now offer Hotspots to rent out in one week increments and have access to e-books and e-audiobooks online. Although the location, content and technology have changed over the years, the mission of the Library remains to fulfill the education, recreational and cultural needs of the residents of the greater Malvern area.
Catalog & Library Cards
A catalog of Malvern public library holdings is available through the homepage of the Chester County Library System. A request form for a Chester County Library Card may be printed from that homepage.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday & Tuesday: 9AM – 8PM Wednesday & Thursday: 9AM – 6:30PM Friday: 9AM – 5PM Saturday: 9AM – 4PM Sunday: Closed
PROGRAMS AT THE MALVERN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Programs For Children
Storytimes are held on Monday mornings and Wednesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons. Registration is required.
Read to Holly the Dog on Thursdays between 4:30 and 5:30 in 20 minutes sessions. Registration is required.
Summer Programs for Children
Science in the Summer (one week program in July) Programs For Adults
Mainline Business Workshop – 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 PM. Registration is required.
Book Club – 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am.
Woolgatherers (a Knitting Group) – twice monthly meetings
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meet on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 PM.
Andrea Cardamone – President
Gretchen Sorce – Vice-President
Elizabeth Jekot – Secretary
Russell Robinson – Treasurer
Victoria Damiani – Trustee
Paula Duncan – Trustee
Cheryl McCabe – Trustee
Barbara-Ann Thav – Trustee
Erin DeRafelo – Member at Large
Patrick Hutchison – Member at Large
Priscilla Samuelson – Member at Large
Address 1 E 1st Avenue, Suite 2 Malvern, PA 19355
Library Director Maggie Stanton: email@example.com
Children’s Librarian Kelly Shea: firstname.lastname@example.org