The Library  is now open with a Contact Tracing Log.
Library hours will be the same as the Center open hours with the exception that the Library will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:30pm and 3:30pm for the exclusive use of the Health Center residents.

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 – Thursday Friday Sunday
10am – 12 Noon 10am – 12 Noon 12 Noon – 1pm
 3pm – 5pm

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

Click here to access prior display collections –

Display Archive

  • Crosslands Library—New Books

    New Books – September, 2021

    Fiction

    Barker, Pat: The silence of the girls

    Barker, Pat: The Women of Troy

    Davison, Ash: Damnation Spring

    Hannah, Kristin: The Four Winds

    Jin, Ha: A Song Everlasting

    Lovell, Posy: The Kew Gardens Girls

    Morrissey, Di: The Opal Desert

    Silva, Daniel: The Cellist

    Starford, Rebecca: An Unlikely Spy

    Truhen, Aidan: The Price You Pay

     

    Audio CD Fiction

    McMurtry, Larry: Sin Killer

     

    Mystery

    Beaton. M. C.:  Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death

    MacNeal, Susan Elia: The Hollywood Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery

    Offutt, Chris: The Killing Hills

    Patterson, James: The Red Book

    Patterson, James: When the Wind Blows

    Penny, Louise: The Madness of Crowds

    Slaughter, Karin: False Witness

    Viguie, Debbie: The Lord is My Shepherd

    Walker, Martin: The Coldest Case

     

    Audio CD Mystery

    James, P. D.: A Mind to Murder

    Stout, Rex: Please Pass the Guilt

    Non Fiction

    Ellis, Joseph J.: American creation : triumphs and tragedies …

    Merriman, Helena: Tunnel 29: the true story of an extraordinary…

    Miles, Tiya: All that she carried : the journey of Ashley’s Sack…

    Milton, Giles: Checkmate in Berlin : the Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World

    August, 2021

    Fiction

    Baldacci, David                                    Daylight                                                                    

    Bohjalian, Chris                                   Hour of the witch

    Charles, Janet S                                   The Paris Library

    Festerman, Dan                                   The Cover Wife

    Grisham, John                                      Sooley

    Harris, Nathan                                   The Sweetness of Water

    Higgins, Mary Clark                           The Lost Years

    Korelitz, Jean H                                  The Plot

    Lippman, Laura                                  Dream Girl

    Metzger, Brad T                                 The Escape Artist

    Phillips, Julia                                       Disappearing Earth

    Power, Chris                                         A Lonely Man

    Smith. Martin Cruz                             Tatiana

    Tyler, Ann                                             Redhead by the Side of the Road

    Walsh, W. Kirk                                    The Elephant of Belfast

     

    Mystery

    Bazelon, Lara                                     A Good Mother

    Catillo, Linda                                      Fallen

    Griffiths, Elly                                       Nighthawks

    Lansdale,Joe R                                  Moon Lake

    Modiano, Patrick                               Invisible Ink

    Modiano, Patrick                               Missing Person

    Modiano, Patrick                               Villa Triste

     

    Non Fiction

    Flyn, Cal                                             Islands ofAbandonment: Nature Rebounding…

    Crofts, Freeman Wills                      The Box Office Murders

    Fox, Margaret                                   The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War…

    Leonnig, Carl                                                Zone Fail: The Rise and Fall…..

    MacDougall, Kate                             London’s Number One Dog Walking Agency

    Moorehead, Caroline                        A House in the Mountains…the women who

    Raven, Catherine                               Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship

    Simard, Suzanne                               Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom…

    Large Print

    Delinsky, Barbara                               A Week at the Shore

    Harris, Zakiya D                                      The Other Black Girl

    Hepworth, Sally                                        The Good Sister

     

    Michaelides, Alex                                    The Maidens

    Mystery

    Archer, Jeffrey                                     Turn a blind eye

    Beaton, M. C                                         Hot to trot

     

    Box, C J                                                Dark Sky

    Hillerman, Anne                                   Stargazer

    Leon, Donna                                        Trace Elements

    Penny, Louise                                     All the Devils are Here

    Perry, Anne                                        One fatal flaw

    Jacqueline Woodson                         The Consequences of Fear

    Woods, Stuart                                    Jackpot

  • 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.