April Programs

Young Poets of Delaware County Poetry Contest

April 1st — April 30th

From April 1st to April 30th, students in Grades 1-12 are invited to submit a poem to the 32nd Annual Young Poets of Delaware County Poetry Contest. Original poems must be typed or neatly written on 8 1/2” by 11” paper with no odd size or construction paper used. Students may submit only one new, original poem that is no more than two pages. Poems may be submitted to the J. Lewis Crozer Library or online. More information can be found by clicking here. You may also call the Library at 610-494-3454.

Painting Party with Joann Simone: spring Tulips

Thursday, april 15th, at 1:00 p.m. online

Join us for an online painting party with our artist-in-residence (and library assistant director), Joann Simone.  You’ll create this beautiful spring painting.  Supplies are FREE, including the canvas.  Register in our event calendar, and you’ll get an email with the Zoom link.  Then pick up the supplies at the Library starting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. All ages welcomed.

mental health matters in the midst of a pandemic

Thursday, April 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. Online

Join us for a virtual Town Hall that explores mental health and substance use/abuse issues in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Sponsored by the Drug Free Communities Coalition, Boys & Girls Club of Chester, Chester Community Coalition, and J. Lewis Crozer Library, the Town Hall will feature expert panelists, student voices, Q&A, and a collection of helpful resources.  Register in our event calendar to receive the Zoom link.  On the registration form, let us know if you need to attend via telephone rather than a device, and we will share the phone number with you. Moderated by Tara Jones of the CAAT Center, the panelists include Lashira Council, LPC, CAADC from Chester Community Coalition; Dr. Marina Barnett, MSW, DSW from Widener University; Kathleen Gast from Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems; and Alexia Clarke, MPH from Chester Community Coalition.

saturday story time: april showers

Saturday, april 24th, at 11:00 a.m. online

April showers bring May flowers.  Join us on the final Saturday of April for some stories, songs, and a craft.  We will investigate how things grow — plants, animals, and people.  For kids and their families, ages PreK – 5th grade.  Register in our event calendar for the Zoom link.

Grab and Go Craft: Butterfly Sun catcher

April 27 – May 1

Stop by the Library and pick up a craft bag. All the supplies you’ll need and directions for making a butterfly sun catcher will be in the bag. Do a bit of crafting by yourself or spend time with family making a cheerful window hanging to catch the spring sunshine. No registration. Available while supplies last.

Tax season — irs Forms

While the Library is not scheduling tax preparation appointments this year, we can provide patrons with tax forms.  Federal 1040 forms and instructions are available at no charge.  Copies of other forms are available for 15 cents a page.