About Us

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The library is located at 500 East High Street, at the intersection of High and Washington Streets, in downtown Pottstown. Parking is available on High Street and behind the building with the entrance off of Union Street.  The library is accessible by public transit – SEPTA Route 93, PART High Street Westbound and Eastbound, and PART Philadelphia Premium Outlets.

Headshot of Execitive director Mindy Lipsky.

Welcome to the Pottstown Regional Public Library. I am thrilled to be of service to the community as the Executive Director of the Library. The Library’s website is a useful tool to help you find our resources and services. Here you will find upcoming programs, fundraising opportunities, insight on the services provided by the library, library operating hours and other basic information pertaining to the library. The primary objective of library is to Inform, Instruct, and Inspire the community.

As the What Libraries Do webpage states,  “Libraries are places of information. When most people think “library” they think books. And while that is certainly true, these days books take different shapes, such as e-books and audio books. More than just books, libraries are places of information, offering people free access to a wealth of information that they often can’t find elsewhere, whether online, in print or in person. Whether they’re looking for DVDs or the latest best-seller; health or business information found on internet databases not accessible at home, or going for story times and community programming, the library is a center of community for millions of people.” 

I couldn’t have said it better myself!  Come check out the library to see what changes we are putting into place to help make your personal experience a great one! Our staff is ready, willing, and able to help build the community, provide access, promote literacy, protect your rights, be innovative, offer a fantastic makerspace as well engaging programs for all! Not to mention help you find that perfect book you can’t wait to read!

I look forward to seeing you at 500 E. High street soon!  See you then!

Mission

PrPL works to strengthen our diverse community by providing free and open access to resources that inform, instruct, inspire, and promote lifelong learning.

Vision

PrPL advances literacy, and inspires curiosity in a welcoming, inclusive safe public space.

*updated August 26th 2021*

Mindy Lipsky, Executive Director
Frances Hylton – President
Sharon Holloway – Vice President
Susan Drauschak – Secretary
Susan Dolan – Treasurer
Bill Yohn
Dennis Arms
Bill Brogley

NOTICE: The 2022 Board of Directors meetings of the Pottstown Regional Public Library will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the fourth (4th) Thursday of each month at 500 E. High Street, Pottstown PA 19464. The November and December meetings in 2022 will be held on the third (3rd) Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at 500 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

For meeting minutes and agendas please check out the Board of Directors page. 

New Year’s Day, Saturday Jan. 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  Monday Jan. 17
Presidents’ Day, Monday Feb. 21
Memorial Day,  Saturday May 28 & Monday May 30
Independence Day, Monday July 4
Labor Day, Saturday September 3 & Monday Sept. 5
Thanksgiving, Thur. & Fri. Nov. 24/25
Christmas Eve, Saturday Dec. 24
New Year’s Eve, Saturday Dec. 31

This year there will be several staff in-service days. These days are for training, team building, and planning to give you the patron a better experience. 

During these days, the library will be closed to the public. 

Friday, March 4th, 2022 – Staff Reports 10 AM

Friday, June 3rd, 2022 – Staff Reports 10 AM

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 – Staff Reports 10 AM

Friday, December 2nd, 2022 – Staff Reports 10 AM

Pottstown Regional Public Library is a member of the Montgomery County Library & Information Network Consortium (MCLINC), a group of libraries which have united to share resources  and automation to best serve the needs of our community.