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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

This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, The Mendham-Chester Tribune profiled prolific button collector Mrs. Daniel H. Skellinger. The nearly 89-year-old had been collecting buttons since the age of 12 and had amassed some extraordinary examples. One of the buttons, from the formation of the Christian Endeavor Society of the First Congregational Church was dated April 11, 1882.

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

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


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