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Chester Library Announces Summer Reading Program for Children, Adults and Teens

Chester readers of all ages can participate in the Chester Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program beginning on July 1st.  The program combines reading incentives with related programs and activities for children, teens and adults. The Children’s Summer Reading Program is “Fizz, Boom, Read” and will kick off with The Science Teller’s “Dragons and Dreams” program on … Continue reading

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 original postcards were loaned to the library so that the … Continue reading

This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, despite Hurricane Connie, the Congregational Church held its annual Fair. On the first day, the members served more than 300 chicken dinners and held an auction, band concert, and hay rides. According to Reverend Friou, the Fair grossed approximately $1600, with an expected net of $600. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.

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

Adult Summer Reading Program Top Rated Books

We’re about 6 weeks into our Adult Summer Reading Program and we have loads of book reviews from residents who are participating in the weekly drawings.  If you’re looking for something to read this summer, here are the books that have received the highest rating (5 on a scale of 1 -5).  Don’t forget to participate … Continue reading

Chester Library Seeks Home Photos for Local History Project

The Chester Library’s Local History Department seeks photos of your home’s exterior for a project to document historic and more recent buildings in the Borough and Township. We are looking for old as well as new photographs, in black and white or color. Please contact for information on donating materials to the library.


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