The mission of the library is to promote and advocate literacy and learning, advanced knowledge, provide a computer center, and enrich the lives of community residents.The general goals of the Library are:
(1) To serve all residents of the community and the surrounding region,
(2) to acquire and make available to the residents of above area such books, magazines and pamphlets and other services that will address their needs for personal and professional advancement and enrichment.
(3) To maintain and improve upon a program of services which would locate information, guide reading, as well as organize and interpret material for people of various backgrounds and of any age; and
(4) to regularly review these goals, and if necessary, modify them in light of new developments
m Upper Chichester Library was founded in 2001 by two local boy scouts, George and Greg Daniels, who collected over 10,000 books and established the library in its present home today The Willowbrook Shopping Center. After 16 years of service to the Upper Chichester Community the library is still an independent, public library.
Library Board of Trustees
President: Dawn Daniels
Vice President: Nicole Whitaker
Treasurer: David Houtz
Secretary: Laura Schreiber
Judy Stang | Andrew Perti | Julia Fernandez |
Michelle McKinney | Kate Ramos
*The Library board meets the last Wednesday of Every Month @ 6:45pm*
I have been the proud and joyous President of The Upper Chichester library since its inception 18 years ago. These years have been some of the best of my life. My sons George and Greg Daniels instituted this very 1st library in Upper Chichester as their Eagle Scout project when they were 14 and 16 years old. They remembered going to the Marcus Hook library at a young age and wanted their township to have their very own library too. I have watched this library grow and bloom into something very special and am gratified that it can now compete with most of the other libraries in Delaware County. I am very proud of my sons and what they have accomplished but moreover where this library is today and the amount of people who routinely use it.
I am also currently a licensed Realtor in both Pa and De for the last 15 years where I have sold hundreds of residential and commercial properties during this time. I specialize in the Delaware County and Northern Wilmington where I have a wealth of knowledge about these areas.
Prior to my Real Estate career I worked for the airlines where I was excellently trained in customer service for 30 years which is why my real estate career is so successful.
I am married to my husband George for more than 37 years and have 2 sons George and Greg Daniels.
David Houtz, CPA, CFP® has been the treasurer of the Upper Chichester Library since 2017. His duties include making sure the financial statements accurately reflect the transactions of the library and preparing the annual tax filings. David is a local accountant who performs bookkeeping for small businesses, prepares individual and company tax returns, and provides financial and tax planning services. He has been a member of the Chichester Rotary Club since 2010 and a member of the Chichester Business Association since 2017.
A few years after moving to Creekside Village in Upper Chichester, Pennsylvania, from Media, Pennsylvania in 2008, Laura became very active in the Upper Chichester Library. Laura is currently the Secretary of the Upper Chichester Library Board of Trustees, and President of the Friends of the Upper Chichester Libray. She is a volunteer at the library, and works on most of the fundraising activities to support the library. She has found the library a rewarding place to volunteer, and help the library grow. Now retired, Laura had previous careers as a Registered Nurse, and Computer Programer.
Laura has been married for 57 years, and has two sons, and three grandchildren.