Brandywine Community Library

Brandywine Community Library
 

What's Available at the Library

Topics on this Page: On Our Shelves    On Our Computers    Equipment    Services

On Our Shelves: Items Available at the Library

Books:

  • Fiction
  • Non Fiction
  • Best Sellers
  • Biography
  • Graphic Novels
  • Young Adult
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy Fiction
  • Large Print
  • Paperbacks
  • Local History
  • Reference Materials
  • Children's Books
  • Early Readers
  • Board Books
  • Popup Books

Movies:

  • DVD
  • VHS

Audio:

  • Books on CD
  • Books on Cassette
  • Playaway
  • Children's read along sets

Newspapers

  • Reading Eagle
  • The Patriot

On Our Computers: Software

  • Windows XP
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Adobe Reader 9
  • Early Literacy Station Software interface by AWE: Educational software that spans seven curricular areas, targeted for Toddlers through second grade. Little or no adult intervention is required.
  •    *Wireless internet is available throughout the library.

Equipment available at the Library

  • 9 Public access IBM PC's with DVD drives and floppy disk drives, with Internet access.
  • 1 card catalog PC
  • Wireless network(public)
  • HP Laserjet color printer
  • Xerox Color printer
  • Early Literacy Station child friendly PC
  • Scanner
  • Headphones
  • CD Player
  • Music listening station with headphones
  • Optelec Video Magnifier
  • Fax Machine
  • Copy Machine (black and white)
  •    *Fees are charged for printing, photocopying and faxing.

Services we provide:

Brandywine Community Library provides reference assistance for research, homework or for people interested in locating materials for leisure activities and hobbies. We strive to meet the needs of all inquiries either through materials in our collection, online reference or by locating the requested item through other library branches in Berks County. If an item is not available in the county we can also request that it be located through inter-library loan from other libraries in Pennsylvania or the United States. There is no fee for this service.

A variety of programs are offered for all ages. Children's programs include baby lapsit, preschool story time, family story time and the summer reading program. Adult programs include craft demonstrations, musical concerts, local history lectures, health related information sessions, basic computer training classes, and local art programs.

People using our public computers are welcome to ask for assistance with basic computing and internet functions. Our staff is well trained and knowledgeable in using computers and in most cases can resolve or troubleshoot problems you may encounter working online.

We offer fax service both outgoing and accepting faxes.

The library stocks many brochures and pamphlets for community events, travel guides, public assistance. During tax season most federal, state and local tax forms are available.

A meeting room is available to use for non-profit groups at no charge. A nominal fee is charged for all other organizations. Reservations are required.

Brandywine Community Library has an expansive large print collection available to those who need this format of reading material. In addition to this, the library provides an outreach program to residents of the Lutheran Home who are unable to visit and select materials.