The Library’s lot will be resurfaced on Thurs., August 6. There will be no parking or access to the lot. But we will be open! The Lamplighter restaurant has graciously allowed us the use of their lot for the day. Please park in the back of their lot (it’s closer to the library) and walk … Continue reading


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

Downloadable Audioboks

Are you a fan of downloadable audiobooks? The Chester Library offers access to 2 great collections – one through the 3M Cloud Library and the other through OneClick Digital. While the 3M Cloud Library has a larger collection, you should check out OneClick as it is limited to Chester patrons only and offers exclusive access … Continue reading

This Week in Chester History

In 1938, the two young killers of Chester storekeeper Gilbert Y. Hopler received life imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary. The trial was described in vivid and dramatic fashion on the front and back covers of The Mendham-Chester Tribune.

Music Collection at the Chester Library

Have you ever looked at the Chester Library’s CD collection? It’s quite extensive and quite popular. Each month we strive to purchase items that will satisfy our patrons, mixing old with new, and we try to keep up with all of your demands. Below is a list of new music CDs you can expect to … 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.

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


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