Exton, PA (September 7, 2023) – To help foster a love of reading and connect our residents to the many resources at our local libraries, state Senator Carolyn Comitta and the Chester County Library System (CCLS) are holding a Library Card Sign-Up Fest at the  Chester County Library & District Center in Exton on Sunday, September 17th from 1 to 4 p.m. 

The event is being organized in conjunction with Library Card Sign-Up Month, held annually each September to mark the beginning of the school year and ensure every child can fully explore and access the many opportunities available at their local libraries. 

“Public libraries serve as a centerpiece to our communities and a library card is your key to access all of the opportunities for growth, education, enrichment, and entertainment they have to offer,” Comitta, who serves on the Senate Education Committee, said. “I want to thank the Chester County Library & District Center for hosting our Library Card Sign-Up Fest, as well as all of the staff, volunteers, and supporters who keep our libraries running strong.” 

With a CCLS card, you can explore the system’s full catalog of books, visit local museums, access resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and other services to help meet the needs of our community. 

“The Chester County Library & District Center is really excited to partner with Senator Comitta for our first-ever Library Card Sign-Up Fest this September! Having a library card is elemental to unlocking the tools students of all ages need to succeed in school and beyond. There is so much to discover at the library,” said Chester County Library Director, Mary Gazdik. 

The event will feature games and activities for children of all ages including crafts, face painting, special character visits, and ice cream provided by Maggie Moos. There will also be story times featuring special guest readers Miss Pennsylvania Miranda Moore and Miss Pennsylvania’s Teen Lizzie Shacklett. 

The Chester County Library System is made up of eighteen libraries across the county. To find your local library and to learn more about applying for a library card go to ccls.org