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    Chester Library, Chester, NJ

Families Can Learn All About NJ Bats on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 11 am

The Chester Library invites children and adults to learn all about the New Jersey bat population from Jackie Kashmer, Director of the New Jersey Bat Sanctuary. In addition to Ms. Kashmer’s informative and entertaining presentation, families will have the opportunity to meet two real live New Jersey bats up close and personal. Located in Hunterdon … Continue reading

This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, two part-time Chester geologists Charles Robinson and James Smith, working independently of each other discovered Eastern uranium on the Washington Township property of James O. Fish. The state geologist drilled on the land and identified fissionable thorium in the deposits. At the time, it was known that high-grade uranium had previously been found … Continue reading

Mentoring Program for 3rd – 5th Grade Students

The Chester Library Mentoring Program pairs students in 3rd – 5th grade with students from Mendham and West Morris Central High School.  Mentors will work one-on-one with a student each week helping them with a difficult subject, school project or general study and organizations skills.  Join us for a Parent Information Meeting at the library on Monday, September 29th at 6 … Continue reading

NEW! Intrepid Museum Pass

Is your family planning a visit to NYC? Make the Intrepid Museum part of your visit! The Chester Library now has a family museum pass. The pass may be checked out for 3 days and entitles Chester patrons to free admission for 6 people per day. Call or stop by the library for more info.

Chester Library Adds Postcard Exhibit to Online Offerings

Thanks to a loan by Jack Rademacher, Chester Library now offers another way to experience historical Chester — via postcards. The online exhibit, Chester Postcards, showcases 30 cards from the early-to-mid 1900s. These images provide a snapshot of life in Chester during that time. The loan to the Library allowed the Local History Librarian to … Continue reading

Two New On-Line Resources Available With Your Chester Library Card

We are pleased to offer two new resources to our patrons: Pronunciator and World Vital Records. Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. Register for free and start learning — at your own pace! All you need is a web browser with JavaScript enabled, and Flash version 10.0 or … Continue reading

Zinio For Libraries

Zinio For Libraries is now available to all MAIN Library Card Holders. This is great news for Chester patrons since it expands our existing Zinio library to include over 50 magazines! If you have not set up your Zinio account, what are you waiting for? Zinio offers access to 50 popular magazines through your tablet, … Continue reading


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