LIBRARY

“Wyomissing Public Library’s history is almost as long as that of Wyomissing Borough. In 1911, twenty women were invited to plan an organization promoting public spirit in the Borough. From this beginning the Civic League was born. The league realized that a library was essential.

By 1930 the library needed more space. That year Mrs. Ferdinand Thun, Chair of the Library Committee, offered to donate funds for a new library building. At this time, the Wyomissing Public Library Corporation was formed and the Women’s Club ceased its era of library management.

This new building, situated at the corner of Penn Avenue and Reading Boulevard, was a completely Wyomissing undertaking” (Wyomissing Public Library).

The current building located at 9 Reading Boulevard was dedicated in 1931, and was enlarged in 2002.

The Wyomissing Public Library maintains its own website: www.wyopublib.org. Please visit their site to learn more about a Wyomissing institution.

SCHOOLS

A unique feature of the Borough is that it is served by 2 separate school districts.  The Wyomissing Area School District serves the areas of the Borough south of the railroad tracks and the Wyomissing Hills area.  The Wilson School District serves all other areas north of the railroad, including Berkshire Heights and Greenwood Mall. The Wyomissing Area School District consistently ranks high in standardized test performance.

Other educational institutions located within the Wyomissing Borough include The Yocum Institute for Arts Education, and Berks Technical Institute.

In regards to higher education opportunities, Albright College, Alvernia University, and the Berks-Lehigh Campus of the Pennsylvania State University are all located in close proximity to the Borough.

Centennial Circle

during the spring

during the spring

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Wyomissing Library

Happy Hollow Pavilion

Happy Hollow

Tot Lot Play Area

Happy Hollow Playground

Happy Hollow Baseball Field

Fourth of July Parade

at the Stone House

Wyomissing Hills Playground

Wyomissing Hills Tot Play Area and Pavilion

Wyomissing Hills Basketball Courts

Wyomissing Borough Parkland

Wyomissing Borough Hall

the former Thun Mansion

Centennial Circle in the Spring