Holiday Home Tour Docents
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Nine years ago, West Chester Public Library began a new seasonal tradition, the Holiday Home Tour, during which generous West Chester homeowners open their beautiful homes to ticket-holders on the first Saturday in December in support of the library. The Tour has grown substantially over the years, drawing more than 800 visitors. Revenue from the Holiday Home Tour helps fund programs and services throughout the year, ensuring that our historic library continues to be the one place in town where people of all ages and incomes can access free information, entertainment, education, and inspiration.
A volunteer docent works in one of the Tour homes for a 2 1/2 hour shift--10am to 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 3pm. Docents point out the home's special features, guide flow, answer questions, and monitor visitors.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About West Chester Public Library
415 N CHURCH ST, WEST CHESTER, PA 19380, US
West Chester Public Library provides a welcoming and open environment that enriches the community with its resources and technology as patrons pursue knowledge for pleasure, work, and life.
West Chester Public Library serves the greater West Chester community with materials, programs, and information for all ages. The library circulates over 150,000 items annually from its collection of 53,000 books, DVDs, CDs, e-books and magazines and sees over 105,000 visits per year. The library’s PCs and free wi-fi connection provide community access to the Internet as well as up-to-date document creation software. Programs include children’s story times and Summer Reading Club, and book discussion groups and special programs for adults.
Founded in 1872, WCPL moved into its current location at the corner of North Church and Lafayette Streets in West Chester in 1888. The original 19th century building still serves the community as its library, albeit with 21st century improvements and amenities incorporated during an extensive renovation and expansion in 2004-2005.
West Chester Public Library415 N Church StWest Chester, PA 19380
- 2.5 hours
- Ability to stand during shift