• Chester Library

    Chester Library, Chester, NJ

This Week in Chester History…

In 1956, the Chester Rotarians began an outreach effort to address the high number of fatalities on Morris County roads. Drunken driving, speed, and carelessness were cited as the primary factors involved. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune

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

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.


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