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
Chester County/Kennett Square Library Catalog Link
Audland & Firbank Library Request Form

Cruise into summer with a mystery…..

While it is still difficult to go abroad, pick up one of these mysteries with an international flair. Visit Ghana,Shanghai and China without leaving your armchair.  If that is too far consider Tony Hillerman or Yellow Bird and their stories of murders on Native American reservations. Check out the Display table in the library or use this link to see what is there or even to place a hold on the  copy so you can pick it up later.

Display Archive links to prior months’  bibliographies .

  • New Books at Crosslands Library for May 2021


    Berry, Flynn        Northern Spy

    Hilderbrand, E.  28 summers

    Ozick, Cynthia    Antiquities

    Schlink, B.            The Reader

    Scottoline, L.      Eternal


    Perry, Anne,      Death with a Double Edge : a Daniel Pitt novel

    Non Fiction

    Bruder, Jessica                  Nomadland : Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

    Giroux,Monique              Every Victory Counts : Essential Information on Parkinson’s disease

    Kimmerer, Robin W.       Braiding Sweetgrass

    Merchant, Carolyn          American Environmental History : an Introduction

    Millay, Edna St. V.            Collected poems

    Millay, Edna St V.             Selected poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Zimmerman, J                   Free Speech : and Why You Should Give a Damn


    Sweig, Julia                         Hiding in Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson in the White House

    Large Print Books

    Baldacci, David                  The Escape

    Balogh, Mary                     Someone to Hold: a Westcott novel

    Camilleri, Andrea.            Hunting Season

    Chesterton, G.K.              Father Brown Mysteries: The Innocence of Father Brown

    Cornwell, Patricia             Quantum

    Delinsky, Barbara             Before and Again

    Jojo Moyes                         The Giver of Stars

    Kidd, Sue Monk                                The Book of Longings

    Larson, Erik                         The Devil in the White City : Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair….

    Macomber, Debbie         Window on the Bay : a novel

    Books on CD

    Jance, Judith A.             Fatal Error

    Ryan, Tom                    Following Atticus : Forty-eight High Peaks



    Foley, Lucy                The Guest List

    Furst, Alan                 Night Soldiers

    Gaige, Amity             Sea Wife

    Ishiguro, Kazuo        Klara and The Sun

    King, Stephen           Later

    Mbue, Imbolo            How Beautiful We Were 

    Nguyen, Viet ThanhThe Committed

    Smiley, Jane           Perestroika in Paris

    Wright, Lawrence   The End of October

    Large Print Fiction

    Schwarz, Christina   Drowning Ruth


    Box, C. J.  Dark Sky: a Joe Pickett novel
    Camilleri,  Andrea The Cook of the Halycyon
    Griffiths, Elly  The Postscript Murders
    Leon, Donna  Transient Desires
    Robinson, Peter  Not Dark Yet: a DCI Banks novel
    Winspear, Jacqueline The Consequences of Fear


    Becker, Elizabeth   You Don’t Belong Here : How Three Women Rewrote…War

    Gates, Bill                How to Avoid A Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have…

    Ellis, Joseph J         Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generals…

    Feigel, Lara   The Bitter Taste of Victory: Life, Love and Art in the Ruins of the Reich

    Isaacson, Walter     The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Genes

    Krakauer, Jon         Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of The Mount Everest Expedition…

    Kathryn Scheldt      Spasms; A Southern Memoir In Verse (in honor of resident Dick  Scheldt)

    Nicholson, Dean    Nala’s World: One Man, His Rescue Cat…

    Martin, Steve           A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection


    Harris, Mark             Mike Nichols: a Life

    Audio Books

    Mantel, Hilary           The Mirror and the Light

    Mantel, Hilary           Wolf Hall

    Rice, Anne                Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

  •                  NEW SPRING DVD’S-New & Donations

    Call #                 Title                                               

    DVD ADV        The Adventures of Robin Hood

    DVD BEC         Becket

    DVD FIE          Field of dreams

    DVD FIR          First Cow

    DVD GHO       Ghost

    DVD GHO       Ghostbusters

    DVD GRA        Grantchester – Fourth Season

    DVD HAR       Harry Potter the chamber of secrets

    DVD HAR       Harry Potter the prisoner of Azkaban

    DVD INS         Inspector Lewis Series 2

    DVD JUR         Jurassic Park

    DVD LAS        The Last Vermeer

    DVD MAG      The Magnificent Seven

    DVD MID        Midway

    DVD MIS         Miss Juneteenth

    DVD NEW      News of the World

    DVD NIG        Night at the Museum

    DVD STR        A Streetcar Named Desire

    DVD WIT       Witness and The Fugitive

    DVD’s Added to the Library for the Winter of  2020


    The Crown Season 3 – The third season of this TV series favorite with a new cast

    Emma – a modern redo of the Jane Austen classic
    Driveways – Korean director,film described as a “character study anchored in fundamental decency”; Brian Dennehy stars.
    The Way Back – Ben Affleck stars as a Basketball coach seeking to overcome personal issues and lead team to victory
    Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always – teen facing unintended pregnancy
    Ordinary Love – everyday couple with a remarkable love
    The Good Fight – season 1 – Diane Lockhart fights for the Liberals; spinoff of The Good Wife


    Rise Up: Songs of the Women’s Movement – Hit songs that became anthems
    are performed by Aretha Franklin, Lesley Gore, Helen Reddy and Janis Ian 
    among others. PBS TV program.51 minutes.
    Wall Street – Michael Douglas stars as Gordon Gecko as a
    financial manipulator126 minutes
    Forgotten Journey – documentary depicts the epic adventure that
    launched the colony of New Sweden in the Delaware Valley in 1638.
    This extraordinary transatlantic voyage and exploration 
    on the Kalmar Nyckel represents a significant part of our colonial history.