Crosslands Library is a source of recreational reading, reference material, newspapers, magazines, and assorted other material for use by residents and employees of all 4 communities.
The main library in the Center located across from the Cafe is open all day every day. You may at the front desk use the computer there to check out books and other media using the Self Service function available when there isn’t a volunteer on duty. The Brooke Worth Room, the branch nature library, is located on the lower level of the center and is open all day every day except when in use for meetings.
The library is funded by the CRA and operated by volunteers who are available as follows:
Hours when Library staff are available:
Monday – Thursday
|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 below (or to find it on small screen devices, scroll down).
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.
Books and CDs of audio books are available for checkout for 21 days; DVDs for 7 days.
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.
A link is also available to the Chester County Library catalog on the public computer, or by clicking on the blue rectangle below.
Chair: Allison Butler
Deputy Chair: Charmaine Gates
Annual Report – 2021-2022
Annual Report – 2020-2021
BOOK REVIEW OF THE MONTH
On Ashar Creek: The Story of a Missionary Family in Southern Iraq, 1922–1966.
Written by Chuck Gosselink, a Crosslands resident.
A book review by Lyn Back, a Crosslands resident
Looking for a captivating and inspiring read that will take you on a journey to the mission field? Look no further than On Ashar Creek by Charles Gosselink. In this unforgettable book, Gosselink shares his own family’s personal story of life and ministry in the mission field, providing a rare and intimate glimpse into the challenges and rewards of this unique calling.
Click here for the review
Click here for last month’s book review of
“Beaverland; How One Weird Rodent Made America”
New Library Books
Ausubel, Ramona The Last Animal
Baldacci, David Simply Lies
Frazier, Charles The Trackers
Genova, Lisa Every Note Played
Joshi, Alka The Perfumist of Paris
Lehane, Dennis Small Mercies
Morton, Kate Homecoming
Napolitano, Ann Hello Beautiful
Picoult, Jodi The Storyteller
Shreve, Anita Testimony
Walls, Jeannette Hang the Moon
Van Pelt, Shelby Remarkably Bright Creatures
Verghese, Abraham Cutting for Stone
Box, C.J. Storm Watch
Hillerman, Anne The Way of the Bear
Leon, Donna So Shall You Reap
*Gifford, Warren Driving Tomorrow:
our roadmap to sustainable transportation
Grann, David The Wager
Hawkin, Paul, ed. Drawdown: The Most
Comprehensive plan…reverse global warming
Messimer, Dwight R Escape
Pyenson, Nick Spying on Whales:
The Past. Present and Future
Sun, Lixing The Liars of Nature and
the Nature of Liars
Swain, Susan First Ladies: Presidential
Historians on the Lives of
45 Iconic American Women
Wejchert, Michael Hidden Mountains: Survival
and Reckoning after a Climb Gone Wrong
Davis, Viola Finding Me
*Gosselink, Charles On Ashar Creek:
The Story of a Missionary Family
in South Iraq 1922-1966
Souder, William On a Farther Shore:
The Life and legacy of Rachel Carson
Wilkie, Vanessa A Woman of Influence:
The Spectacular Rise of Alice Spencer
in Tudor England
* Crosslands Author
Everything Everywhere All at Once
A Man Called Otto
A Midsummer Night’s Dream