About Us

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.

Welcome to YOUR public library! As the executive director, I am thrilled to have you here and can’t wait for you to explore all that our library has to offer. I am thrilled to be working closely with our Board of Directors, Staff, and Community partners to grow our library with programs and services for all! We are starting plans to expand the library to be able to offer more meeting space and more services!  You will want stay tuned!

Our library is a hub for learning, creativity, and community engagement. We provide access to a vast array of resources including books, movies, Playaway audiobooks, educational and recreational programs, and 24/7 online access to databases, e-books, and audiobooks.

Did you know we are also a Passport Acceptance Facility? We also have a “Getaways Kiosk” with free travel materials! We can help you prepare for your next great adventure! Looking for a day trip? Check out one of our Museum Passes for a day of fun! In addition, we offer a variety of services like Notary, copy/print, fax, job search resources, plus a variety of community resources available here in one place.

We have an active Friend’s of the Pottstown Library group who just upgraded their book nook! There you will find books and gifts to purchase or grab a cup of coffee.

Throughout the year, we offer a diverse range of events and activities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Our calendar is full with fantastic programs like Storytime for children and technology workshops for seniors, to book clubs, author talks, and cultural programs, there is always something happening at our library.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to assist everyone who uses our services, and we strive to make our library a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone.

Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to seeing you soon at the library!

Thank you and have a great day!

Mindy Lee M. Lipsky, MSLS
Executive Director

Mission

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

Vision

Pottstown Regional Public Library advances literacy, and inspires curiosity in a welcoming, inclusive safe public space.

*updated August 26th 2021*

Mindy Lipsky, Executive Director
Tracey Brown –  President
Dennis Arms – Vice President & Development Committee Chair
Rich Bouher – Treasurer  & Property Committee Chair
Jaqueline Steinman- Governance Committee Chair
Jennifer Keller
Katy Hudak
Ashley Abbey

NOTICE: The 2024 Board of Directors meetings of the Pottstown Regional Public Library will be held at 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at 500 E. High Street, Pottstown PA 19464. 

For meeting minutes and agendas and other board information, please check out the Board of Directors page.

New Year’s Day, Monday Jan. 1st
Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 19th
Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday May 25th, & Monday May 26th
Fourth of July, Thursday July 4th
Labor Day Weekend, Saturday August 31st & Monday Sept. 2nd
Halloween, Thursday Oct. 31st, Close at 5pm
Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday Nov. 27th, Close at 5pm
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 28th
Black Friday, Friday, Nov. 29th
Christmas Eve, Tuesday December 24th
Christmas Day,  Wednesday December 25th
New Year’s Eve, Tuesday December 31st

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. 

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024
Wednesday, June 19th, 2024
Monday, October 14th, 2024

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.

PaForward

Pottstown Regional Public Library participates in PA Forward®. PA Forward® is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association that highlights libraries’ role in moving Pennsylvania forward.

Check out https://paforward.org/ for more information about PA Forward® and its star program.

Starting in 2023, Pottstown Regional Public Library is working towards earning our star designations. On April 14th we received Bronze Star status and on May 9th we received our Silver Star status for 2 out of the 5 literacies. Two more literacies were filed on June 5th, 2023.  We completed our last Silver Star status on September 4th, 2023, and we achieved Gold Star status on September 12th 2023!

The benefits of PA Forward® allows us to ensure our collection development and programs in the five literacies (Basic, Information, Civic and Social, Health, & Financial click each literacy for a PDF about them). These literacies ensure that we are making library services available to all Pennsylvanians.