Brandywine Community Library

Brandywine Community Library
 

History

Brandywine Community Library, a non-profit incorporated public library, was established in 1989. A study by the Berks County Library Planning Project in 1985 concluded that there was a strong need for public library services in the area based on rapid growth and the lack of public library facilities.

The Brandywine Community Library Association was established in May 1988. Community support was solicited and the Lutheran Home of Topton provided a site for the library. In September 1988, the Brandywine Community Library was officially recognized by the Pennsylvania State Library and was accepted as a member of the Berks County Public Libraries. A librarian was hired in February 1989 and the library was officially opened on March 11, 1989.

On November 1, 1995, Brandywine Community Library became part of ALIN (Advanced Library Information Network). In February 2003, the library moved to its new site on the premises of the Lutheran Home at Topton, doubling its size to provide expanded service to meet the growing needs of the community.