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    Chester Library, Chester, NJ

Library Closing at 1:00 p.m.

The Chester Library will close at 1:00 p.m. today due to the inclement weather. Be safe everyone and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

This Week in Chester History…

In 1956, Chester School Principal Emil Massa informed the Board of Education that if school were to be closed due to inclement weather, parents would be notified at 7:45 a.m. via a one-half minute continuous blast of the fire siren. The closing also would be announced on Morristown radio station WMTR, and on the morning … Continue reading

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Yoga at the Chester Library Wednesdays at 9 am through 11/19

Classic Hatha Yoga is a gentle style of Yoga, well suited for everyone including the newcomer and those who want to continue focusing on the fundamentals of the basic Yoga poses and correct breathing. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.  Register online at or call 908-879-7612 for more information.  

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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