About Us

Our Staff

Mark Winston, Ph. D.
Executive Director
Joann Simone
Assistant Director and Head of Circulation
Jeanine Rastatter
Head of Reference and Adult/Young Adult Services
Nicole Semola
Head of Children's Services and Reading Specialist
Germaine Lewis
Technical Services Assistant
Rob Paynter 
Head of Technical Services
Bernadette Walker 
Circulation Assistant  
Regina Cooper 
Circulation Assistant
Jamal Ahmed
Shelver

Mission Statement

The Mission of the J. Lewis Crozer Public Library is to provide library services for all citizens at every stage of life, serving the enrichment reading needs of preschoolers through senior citizens. It serves the basic information needs of all residents of the City of Chester and the surrounding communities.

Policies

We strongly advise our community to read through the policies of your library. Below is a list of policy topics:






Circulation/Borrowing Policies

Library Cards

  • Parents and guardians may acquire library cards for their children and teens who are under 18 years of age.
  • Please make sure to have a photo identification (such as a driver's license or state ID) with a current address. If you have recently changed addresses, a piece of mail address to you at your new address, or a copy of a lease or deed can serve to verify your new address.
  • If you misplace your library card, we will be happy to replace it for a $3 donation. Once you get your replacement card, your old card will be inactive.
  • Additional information about library card policy can be viewed by reading the Delaware County Library System Library Policies.

Code of Conduct

The J. Lewis Crozer Library strives to create an inviting atmosphere for people of all ages who visit the library. Those using the library and its resources have the right to expect a safe, comfortable environment that supports appropriate library services. The code of conduct has been developed to ensure the library functions in this manner.

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE J. LEWIS CROZER LIBRARY:

    1. Fighting (real or play)
    2. Intentionally damaging items or property belonging to the library or patrons
    3. Failing to comply with computer usage rules
    4. Eating and drinking at the computer work stations
    5. Weapons of any kind (on library premises) with the exception of authorized personnel
    6. Use of audio equipment and hand-held toys without earphones. Cell phones must be on silent or vibrate
    7. Use of library facilities for bathing or washing of clothes or hair
    8. Personal hygiene so offensive as to constitute a nuisance to others
    9. Animals other than those assisting disabled persons
    10. Distribution of materials to either staff or library users without prior approval of library staff
    11. Campaigning, petitioning, or soliciting
    12. Displaying of inappropriate sexual activity (e.g., flashing, petting, unwanted physical contact)
    13. Soliciting of sex, money, or other favors
    14. Bare feet, shirtless or swimwear
    15. Running, loud behavior, or foul language
    16. Bicycles, scooters, or skateboards brought into the library or left in the atrium or public walkways; for patrons' safety, a bicycle rack is located along the walkway to the library

The library is not responsible for any personal property left in or outside of the library building.

ADDITIONAL RULES:

  1. Library phones can only be used in the event of a real emergency.
  2. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by parent/guardian or responsible designee at least 18 years of age. Staff will make attempts to contact parent/guardian; if none available, the authorities may be called.
  3. Use of the public computers is governed by the Delaware County Library System Electronic Information Network and Internet Safety Policy. The policy can be found on the computers and at http://www.delcolibraries.org/EINPolicy.pdf.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE LIBRARY’S CODE OF CONDUCT MAY RESULT IN THE NEED TO CALL THE AUTHORITIES.


Restrictions

The following are prohibited at the library:

  • Consumption of food (includes chewing gum) or drink in public areas of the library*
  • Smoking
  • Loitering, i.e., sitting or standing idly about, gambling, card playing or games on library premises*
  • Weapons of any kind (on library premises) with the exception of authorized personnel
  • Use of cell phones inside the library; cell phones must be turned off or on silent/vibrate
  • Disruptive conduct; includes but not limited to:
    • Abusive language or cursing
    • Physical violence or threat of violence
    • Shouting and screaming, etc.
    • Vandalizing library property or facilities
    • Bullying, fighting, roughhousing, or bothering other patrons
    • Excessive noise, e.g., loud talking, shouting
    • Playing of electronic or battery-operated devices (radios, tape recorders, cassettes, CD players, etc.) without the use of earphones set for the listener only
  • Use of library facilities for bathing or washing of clothes or hair
  • Personal hygiene so offensive as to constitute a nuisance to others
  • Animals other than those assisting disabled persons
  • Theft, mutilation, or damage to either library materials, library property, or personal property of others
  • Distribution of materials to either staff or library users without prior approval of library staff
  • Soliciting of money or other favors
  • Bare feet or shirtless

*Exceptions are allowed as designated for a specific library program.

Computer Use

Crozer Library has ten computers with Internet access. 

  • Children and teens under the age of 18 but age 12 or over may use the computers when they show their library card.
  • Children age 12 and under may use the Internet computers only when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Computer sessions are 40 minutes in length. Patrons may use up to 120 minutes (2 hours) of time each day.
  • There may be a wait to use library computers. Reservations for the next available computer are available at the front desk.
  • More information about using the Internet at the library may be found by reading the Delaware County Library System Electronic Information Network and Internet Safety Policy