Library will close at 3:00 on Tuesday December 12th due to storm and slippery road conditions.
Library Foundation Meeting - Thursday, January 22nd at 6PM
Please join us. Become a member on our foundation to raise funding for our renovation project.
The Library will be closing early for our Staff Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:00PM.
We will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th for Christmas.
Friends of the Library Basket Contest
Come by and pick up a basket to fill with items that relate to a book, movie or magazine of your choice. Baskets need to be brought to the library between November 7th-30th. Please see full instructions at the Main Desk.
Baskets will become the property of the Friends and will be raffled off at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10th with all proceeds going to the Chester Public Library.
Friends of the Library Breakfast with Santa
Saturday December 9, 8am-11am
at the Chester Municipal Center Multi-Purpose Room,
84 Chester Street (Route 121), Chester.
The Friends of the Chester Public Library have arranged for Santa to visit Chester at the annual Breakfast with Santa. Santa will be available from 9-10:30 only! So please plan accordingly.
Admission is $6/person with a maximum charge of $25 for a family of 6. Admission includes breakfast and a free family photo with Santa. Additional photos are available for only $2 each. There will be crafts, games, holiday stories and raffles.
Fun for the whole family! Tickets for the Breakfast and for the various raffle prizes may be purchased in advance at the Library. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Chester Public Library.
November Family Movie Night
Monday, November 27th, from 6:00-7:30
Movie TBD. Popcorn will be provided.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Information on this program is available at the Main Desk.
Help build good readers from birth through kindergarten.
Books and Media for Sale
Available during Library hours
We have some used and discarded library books and media available for sale at .50 cents paperback and $1.00 hardcover. Come in and browse!
Come Play/Learn Canasta!
Last Wednesday of every month from 6-8
Join fellow Canasta enthusiasts for a fun evening. Instruction will be offered. Adults only.
Book Group Discussion
Tuesday, December 19th, 1pm.
This month's title is "Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig.
Pick up a copy here at the library and join the group for an interesting hour of discussion. New members are welcome.
Saturday, December 16th from 11am-12pm.
Open to all ages. Join us for a fun hour of building. No registration required. Library provides the Legos.
Offered by appointment. Half-hour appointments are offered to Library cardholders. Contact Kandy or Diane at 887-3404 to discuss the training you need.
Drop in and Draw Day is every day at the Library
Children and teens can come to the Library and draw/color.
Ladybug Picture Book Voting through December 9th.
Children are invited to read the nominees for the Ladybug picture book award and cast a ballot in our voting booth.
Friends of the Library Meeting
Monday, December 4th at 7pm in the Library Meeting Room.
Join the Friends and help with fundraising to benefit the Library.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30pm
The Library Board of Trustees are elected officials responsible for the government of library services and finances. This meeting is open to the public.
Polar Express Story Time
Friday December 1st, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Stevens Hall, next to the Library
Children are invited to wear their pajamas, drink hot cocoa and listen to Mrs. Emily read about the North Pole-bound train during this special story time.
Every Tuesday at 11:15am and every Wednesday 6:30pm.
Come in and hear Miss Diane read stories and come make some awesome crafts!