About Us

Upper Chichester Library Mission Statement

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

About the Library

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.


Memberhips: $3.00/year


Library Board of Trustees

 President:  Dawn Daniels

 Vice President: Nicole Whitaker

Treasurer: David Houtz

 Secretary: Laura Schreiber


Trustees: 

Tom Brazill | Ruth Moton | Judy Stang | Andrew Perti | Julia Fernandez | 

 Jane Bilborough | Michelle McKinney | Father John Perich | Kate Ramos


Student Representatives: Fanny Zheng and Darren Zheng


*The Library board meets the last Wednesday of Every Month @ 6:45pm*

Library Services

  • Five Internet-ready, Windows 8.1 computers for patron use 
  • Two AWE Early Literacy Stations for children  2yrs—12 yrs.  
  • Extensive collection of Fiction & Nonfiction books including best sellers, new releases, Large Print Books as well as Books on CD 
  • Chichester School District’s Summer Reading books as well as many of the 100 book challenge books.  
  • New Release DVD’s $1.00/3day loan  & Music CD Collection
  • Faxing $1/page | Printing (B & W) .25 cents/page Color Copies $1.00 
  •  Newspapers Delivered Daily: -Delaware County Daily Times  - Philadelphia Inquirer - Wall Street Journal - New York Times (Sunday Edition Only)
  • Programs Include:  Children’s Story Hours, Computer Help Classes, Seminars, Historical lectures, and Author Visits | Upper Chichester Book Club (Meets Monthly)  | Wool Gatherings meets weekly on  Thursdays​​​ 

Contact Us

Feel free to call us or stop in!

We'd love to see you! Please visit us at our convenient location nestled in the Willowbrook Shopping Center on Chichester Avenue.

Upper Chichester Library

3374 Chichester Avenue, Suite 19, Upper Chichester, PA 19061, US

(610) 485-0200

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Meet The Board

Dawn Daniels, Board President of Upper Chichester Library

 

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 - Treasurer of the Board of the Upper Chichester Library

 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. 

Laura Schreiber; Secretary; Board of Trustees - President of the Friends of the Upper Chichester Library

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.