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.

The library 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 library is funded by the CRA and operated by volunteers who are available as follows:

Hours when Library staff are available:

Monday – Thursday 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 below (or to find it on small screen devices, scroll down).

OUR KCC LIBRARY CATALOG – RESEARCHER

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.

Chester County/Kennett Square Library Catalog Link
Library, Allison Butler checking out a book
If you want to recommend a book or DVD for the Library, click here. Fill out the form then click “Submit”

Chair: Allison Butler
Deputy Chair: Charmaine Gates

  • NEW BOOKS CROSSLANDS LIBRARY – SEPTEMBER 2022


    Fiction

    Baldacci, David – The 6:20 Man
    Benedict, Marie – The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
    Benedict, Marie – The Personal Librarian
    Coulter,, Catherine – Reckoning
    Fesperman, Dan – Winter Work
    Gainza, Maria – Portrait of an Unknown Lady
    Glass, Ava – Alias Emma
    Green, George Dawes – The Kingdoms of Savannah
    Hillenbrand, Laura – Unbroken
    Kingsolver, Barbara – Prodigal Summer
    Silva, Daniel – Portrait of an Unknown Woman

    Mystery
    Bowen, Thys – For the Love of Mike

    Clark, Mary Higgins – Still-Watch
    Cleeves, Ann – Raven Black
    Griffiths, Elly – The Locked Room
    Reichs, Kathy – Cold, Cold Bones
    Woods, Stuart – Black Dog

    Biography
    Albright, Madeleine – Hell and Other Destinations

    Non Fiction
    Green, Matthew – Shadowlands

    Kleiman, Kathy – Proving Ground: … Six Women Who Programmed the World’s First Modern  Computer

    Crosslands Library—New Books Summer 2022


    FICTION

    F ALI     Ali, Monica:  Love marriage
    F BAL    Baldacci, David:  Dream town
    F BRO   Brooks, Geraldine:  Horse
    F GAP   Gappah, Petina: Out of darkness, shining light (being a faith…
    F MUN  Munoz Molina, Antonio: To walk alone in the crowd
    F NEW  Newman, T. J.:  Falling
    F PAT   Patterson, Richard:  Dark lady
    F PER   Perry, Thomas:  The left-handed twin : a Jane Whitefield novel
    F PJE   Pfeijffer, Ilja Leonard:  Grand Hotel Europa
    F RIC   Richardson, Kim Michele: The book woman’s daughter
    F WEI  Weiner, Jennifer:  The summer place

    LARGE PRINT FICTION (or Audio Fiction, as needed)


    MYSTERY
    M GRI   Grimes, Martha: The horse you came in on.
    M WAR Ware, Ruth:  The It girl 

    LARGE PRINT MYSTERY


    NON FICTION
    305.09 PIK     Piketty, Thomas:  A brief history of equality
    338.2 JER      Jerolmack, Colin:  Up to heaven and down to hell : fracking, fr…
    364.152 WHI  White, Richard:  Who killed Jane Stanford : a gilded age tale…
    591.5 YON    Yong, Ed:  An immense world : how animal senses rev…
    916.2 MIL       Millard, Candice:  River of the gods : genius, courage, and bet…
    973.04 FIS     Fischer, David Hackett:  African founders: how enslaved people ex…
    973.7 BLO     Blockson, Charles L.: The Underground Railroad Blockson, Charles L:

    BIOGRAPHY
    B KIN  Tubbs, Anna Malaika:  The three mothers: how the mothers of Mart…

  • DVD Purchases for the Fall, 2022

    Downton Abbey (2019)

    C’mon C’mon (2022)

    Spencer (2022)

    West Side Story (2022)

    Earth Emergency (2022) – PBS Doc

    Summer of Soul …Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised (2022)

    DVD Donations and Purchases for the Summer of 2022

    Belfast
    Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh, Belfast is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. 2022.

    Crossroads
    Hedy Lamarr (as Talbot’s resourceful bride), Basil Rathbone and Claire Trevor cos-tar in this double- and triple-cross tale located on a crossroads of uncertainty. Black & White; 84 minutes.

    Bend It Like Beckham
    Sometimes, to follow your dreams you’ve got to bend the rules! Audiences and critics alike are cheering wildly for this “exhilarating terrific comedy” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young girl who is torn between adhering to family traditions and attaining super-stardom  on the soccer field. 112 minutes 2004.

    Better Call Saul
    Originally broadcast as individual episodes of the television program in 2015; Disc 1. (Episodes 1-4) disc 2. (Episodes 5-7)  disc 3. (Episodes 8-10).  A spinoff from the Breaking Bad TV show, it takes place six years before the events of Breaking Bad and follows small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill and the circumstances that lead to his metamorphosis into criminal-minded lawyer Saul Goodman. 2015.

    Bullet to Beijing
    A retired British spy is called back into service by his government to help prevent North Korea from getting its hands on a deadly virus.  called “The Red Death.” 2001 122 minutes.

    Death At A Funeral
    A dark comedy that has become a bit of a cult classic. The setting is a funeral at an English country estate and the entire film (which at just over 80 mins isn’t a long one) takes place on one afternoon. Released 2020.

    A French Village
    In French with English Subtitles the first season.; The blockbuster French drama, A French Village (Un Village Francais), starring Audrey Fleurot and Thierry Godard (Spiral) chronicles the impact of World War II on a small village in central France.  The war shatters all their lives, but a few of them, even in the shadow of destruction, reach out to find fleeting moments of connection and love.4 discs released 2015.

    King Richard
    Based on the true story that will inspire the world. Richard Williams, father of legendary tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams, shows how family and perseverance can achieve the impossible and impact the world. Released 2022.

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    In a re-telling of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Tom and Jerry help the boy Charlie attain a Golden Ticket and secretly accompany him into the Chocolate Factory to prevent one of Wonka’s competitors from stealing a special candy known as the Everlasting Gobstopper.1973.

    World on Fire
    World on Fire is an adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States, as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives. Released 2020.

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