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    Chester Library, Chester, NJ

Chester Library Closed Today, Saturday, Jan. 24

Due to the inclement weather, the Library will be closed today. We will reopen on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

This Week in Chester History…

In 1958, “Grey Top,” the mansion built in 1890 by Samuel Cooper Pullman, of Pullman Railroad Company fame, burned to the ground. The three-story, 20-room home stood at the peak of Fairmount Avenue, and was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Guerin. Fire companies from Chester, Ralston, Mendham, Peapack-Gladstone, Ironia, Flanders, Fairmount, and Mt. Freedom … Continue reading

AARP Tax Assistance Program & Tax Forms

The AARP tax preparation assistance program will once again be held at the Chester Library. Appointments with a tax professional are available on Tuesdays starting Feb. 3 and running through Apr. 14. The AARP staff are available to assist with the preparation of simple returns. Please call the library at 908-879-7612 to make an appointment. … Continue reading

Chester Library Receives Grant to Digitize 1930s Newspapers and Posts Donor’s Oral Histories on YouTube

Thanks to a generous grant from the Morris County Heritage Commission, the Chester Library will digitize The Mendham-Chester Tribune newspapers from 1936 to 1939, and make them available on the Library’s computers. The Tribune began publishing in 1936. Lifelong Chester resident Herman Rademacher donated the newspapers to the Library in October 2014. Currently, the Library … Continue reading

3M Cloud Library – Coming Soon!

Coming Soon! MAIN is launching a new e-book and digital audiobook service called the 3M Cloud Library. Coming in early first quarter 2015 Easier to use than our current digital service Replaces Overdrive (through DigitalLibraryNJ) Stay tuned for more information. Please note: Our Overdrive/DigitalLibraryNJ service will end Feb. 28, 2015 so it is suggested that … 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


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