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    Chester Library, Chester, NJ

Community Information Fair at the Chester Library on Saturday, May 9 11am – 1pm

Are you new to Chester? Want to get more involved in your town?  Learn about volunteer, recreational, sports, civic and social activities for adults and kids.  Special fun activities for kids and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Chester Library.

Preserve Your Family’s Memories by Digitizing Your Media

Celebrate Preservation Week by having your photos, slides, 8 and 16 mm film, and/or VHS tapes digitized by Digital Memory Media (DMM). 20% of the revenue will be donated to the Friends of the Chester Library for preservation projects. Drop off your materials in Group Study Room A/B at Chester Library on April 30 from … Continue reading

This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, Chester Township Police Chief John T. Price died of a heart attack at the age of 57. Price and Officer George L. Francis had responded in separate cars to a disturbance call at the Muskrat Inn on Pleasant Hill Road. Francis left after the call was handled, but later found the Chief still … 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

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


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