Crosslands Library

A source of recreational reading, reference material, newspapers, magazines, and assorted other material for use by residents and employees of all 4 communities open all day every day. The library is funded by the CRA and operated by volunteers who are available as follows:

Hours when Library staff are available:

Monday – Friday Wednesday & Friday Saturday
10 am – 12 Noon 10 am – 12 Noon
 3 pm – 5 pm

The KCC Library Catalog that comes up in a full color window on your computer is called “Alexandria Researcher”.  This site gives you the opportunity to search the catalog of books and DVDs available at Crosslands, the Nature Library and Kendal. You can learn details about an item  and find out if a book or DVD is available.

You may access the library Researcher directly by clicking on the green rectangle to the right (or to find it on small screen devices, scroll down).

Books and CDs of audio books are available for checkout for 21 days; DVDs for 7 days.

For more information about how to use the “Researcher” you can pick up a copy of “The KCC Library Catalog” on the counter by the public computer in the Library. The researcher is up and running 24/7 on the public computer.  A link is also available to the Chester County Library catalog on the public computer, or by clicking on the blue rectangle to the right.

The library  stocks an extensive collection of magazines and newspapers. All the magazines are donated. Subscriptions provide  copies of local and national newspapers (for example: the Daily Local, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Wall Street Journal). Back issues are held for up to one week. Ask if you don’t find what you are looking for.

If you want to recommend a book or DVD for the Library, click here.
After you fill out the form be sure to click the “Submit” button.

Chair: Allison Butler
Deputy Chair: Charmaine Gates

Library, Allison Butler checking out a book
OUR KCC LIBRARY CATALOG – RESEARCHER
Chester County/Kennett Square Library Catalog Link
Audland & Firbank Library Request Form
  • Crosslands Library—New Books

    January, 2022

    FICTION

    Cornwall, Bernard          Sharpe’s assassin : Richard Sharpe and the…

    Gilbert, Elizabeth           City of girls

    Le Tellier, Herve            The anomaly

    Nors, Dorthe                 Mirror, shoulder, signal

    Prose, Nita                   The maid

    MYSTERY

    Griffiths, Elly                   The midnight hour : a Brighton mystery

    Morris, Wanda M.         All her little secrets

    Spotwood, Stephen      Murder under her skin

     

    NON FICTION

    Donner, Rebecca,         All the frequent troubles true story of the American woman… resistance to Hitler

    Mowat, Farley.              The dog who wouldn’t be

    Orlean, Susan               On animals

    BIOGRAPHY 

    Applegate, Debby,        Madam : the biography of Polly Adler, icon of…twenties

    Tomalin, Claire              The young H.G.Wells

    THE DISPLAY TABLE       –      In the Bleak Midwinter

    New Books December, 2021

    Fiction

    Barnes, Julian       The Sense of an Ending

    Cussler, Clive      Wrath of Poseidon

    Erdrich, Louise     The Sentence

    Haig, Matt            The Midnight Library

    Hoffman, Alice     Practical Magic
    Itami, Emily           Fault Lines
    King, Laurie         Rivera Gold

    Le Carre John       Silverview

    Schlink, Bernhard     Olga

    Shafak, Elif.         The Island of Missing Trees

     

    Large Print Fiction

    Krueger William Kent   This Tender Land

    Mysteries

    Connelly, Michael   The Darkest Hours

    Cotterill, Colin           The Second Biggest Nothing

    Lovesey, Peter      Diamond and the Eye

    Priest, Cherie         Grave Reservations

     

    Non- Fiction

    ___________.                    The 1619 Project

    Buck, Rinker                 The Oregon Trail

    Gates, Melinda             The Moment of Lift

    Goodall, Jane               The Book of Hope

    Graeber & Wengrow    The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

    Haupt, Lyanda Lynn     The Urban Bestiary

    Proust, Marcel.             Letters to the Lady Upstairs

    Renkl, Margaret           Late Migrations

     

    Biography

    McGowan, James A     Station master on the Underground Railroad

    Roberts, Steven V.        Cokie

    Woodward, Bob             Peril

     

    Audio Books on CD

    Osman, Richard      The Man Who Died Twice 

       

  • WINTER NEW DVDs IN THE LIBRARY 

    Let Him Go – Diane Lane & Kevin Coster star. Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from a dangerous family living off the grid. They soon discover that the Weboy family has no intention of letting the child go, forcing George and Margaret to fight for their family.

    Martin Eden, Luca Marinelli stars. A vibrant, award-winning lead performance from Luca Marinelli dominates this drama about education, class status and the spirit of socialism. Based on Jack London novel of the same name.

    Together Together, starring Ed Helms – An endearing and clever anti-romantic comedy about the meaning of family and the chance encounters that change lives forever.

    In the Heights – a musical – The creator of “Hamilton” invites you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… “In the Heights.” Lights up on Washington Heights.

    What Maisie Knew starring Julianne Moore based in the novel by Henry James with the same name. he offspring of a hot-headed musician (Julianne Moore) and an art dealer (Steve Coogan), little Maisie (Onata Aprile) learns the hard way about how difficult divorce can be on a youngster. The quiet, obedient child gets caught in the middle as her self-absorbed parents use her as a pawn in a bitter custody battle.

    Some Kind of Heaven, The Villages residents –  Director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community — a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, Some Kind of Heaven invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents — and one interloper — who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise.

    Best Summer Ever, a musical romance. A high school football player is shocked to discover that the new girl in school is the same girl he fell in love with at a summer dance camp.

    Fisherman’s Friends – drama and comedy. This British rom-com features a sweet story about community and an idyllic seaside town full of characters you can’t help but love. Ten fishermen from Cornwall achieve a Top 10 hit after they are signed by Universal Records.

    Fall 2021 DVD’s -Donated

    Call # Title Year Barcode
    DVD 42nd 42nd Street 2000 120023095
    DVD AMO Amores perros 2001 120023088
    DVD BEA Beatles: Yellow Submarine 1999 120023087
    DVD CUC The Cuckoo – Kukushka 2003 120023097
    DVD DAL Dalziel & Pascoe 2010 120023093
    DVD DAM Dames 2006 120023090
    DVD DRS Dr. Strangelove 2004 120023089
    DVD EUG Eugene Onegin, Opera NONE 120023092
    DVD LAW Lawrence of Arabia 1962 120023096
    DVD LEW DOC Lewis & Clark : great journey West / 2003 120023085
    DVD MER The merry widow, Opera 2003 120023091
    DVD NOM BLU… Nomadland BLU-RAY DISC 2021 120023100
    DVD OFF The Office 2003 120023094
    DVD RED Red Desert 1964 120023084
    DVD SEC DOC
    DVD SOL
    Secrets of Antarctica
    Solaris
    1957
    2002
    120023099
    120023098

    SUMMER DVD’s – New and Donated

    News of the World

    Five years after the Civil War, Captain Kidd moves from town to town as a storyteller. In Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna, a ten-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier. She is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.

     

    Upstairs Downstairs

    Complete First Season – originally produced for Television 1971. 4 video discs.

    3 Inspector Morse Sets

    Inspector Morse is a melancholy, enigmatic and romantic man who never uses his first name and who find solace in real ale, classical music, and difficult crosswords. Together with his able sergeant Lewis, Morse uses his considerable intellect and passion for truth and justice to investigate death and murder in the English university town of Oxford.

    Iris

    A film about Iris Murdoch based on the memoirs of John Bayley – recounting his courtship and marriage to her.

    Romantic Favorites Collection

    Includes 4 popular movies: Bridget Jones, Love Actually, Notting Hill and About A Boy.