Summer Reading Program for Children, Teens and Adults

Chester readers of all ages can participate in the Chester Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program beginning on June 30th.  The program combines reading incentives with related programs and activities for children, teens and adults. The Children’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Every Hero Has a Story” and will kick off with a family magic show … Continue reading

Chester Student Summer Reading

We’ve created a shelf called “Chester Student Summer Reading” in the Chester 3M Cloud. This shelf contains e-book and audiobook copies (where available) of the required summer reading for Black River and Mendham High School students. Be sure to log in to the Chester 3M Cloud at to get priority access to these books.

This Week in Chester History…

In 1938, The Mendham-Chester Tribune reported that four-year-old Fred Daniel Budd, Jr., fell off his porch while playing and struck his face on a concrete slab. He was treated for lacerations and bruising by Dr. Kossman.

Chester 3M Cloud Library

The Chester Library has launched it’s own 3M Cloud Library of e-books and downloadable audiobooks. Our Cloud Library is linked to the MAIN Cloud Library so patrons will still have access to the MAIN content in addition to the Chester Library content. As other MAIN libraries launch their own Private Clouds, you will be able … Continue reading

Chester Library Breaks New Ground with Multimedia Oral History Online Exhibit

Using postcards to focus on specific local sites, a novel online exhibit by Chester Library turns oral history on its head. The exhibit features videos starring lifelong Chester resident and retired plumber Herman Rademacher using his own postcard collection to talk about what Chester was like at the time of the images, and how it … Continue reading

New E-Book Collection for Kids

    TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books which can be viewed using any reading/mobile device that has an internet connection.  The collection includes fiction, non-fiction, Read-Alongs, foreign language titles, puzzles and games.  Books are also searchable by reading levels.  Go to

The MAIN 3M Cloud Library is Here!

We are excited to announce the launch of the new MAIN 3M Cloud Library, our new e-book and downloadable audiobook product. This service replaces Overdrive (DigitalLibraryNJ) which will expire at the end of February. Go to to download the App and get started. Once you have the app downloaded to your device(s), you can … Continue reading


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