• Chester Library

    Chester Library, Chester, NJ

“History of Diners in New Jersey” Program on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm

Friendly, familiar beacons on the Garden State’s highways, byways and downtown business districts, diners play an important role in New Jersey’s culture and community life, and serve as the ultimate egalitarian dining experience. New Jersey is universally recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World.” Gabriele’s book gathers important pieces of the historical puzzle (people, events, places, … Continue reading

This Week in Chester History…

In 1959, Chester Borough began measures to limit the number and type of outdoor signage installed locally. The Council asked attorney Edwin Orr to write an ordinance regulating the size, type, location, and materials permitted. Councilman Herbert Pickell, after some research recommended “that all signs be directional in nature, no sign shall exceed a size … Continue reading

Mentoring Program for 3rd – 5th Grade Students

The Chester Library Mentoring Program pairs students in 3rd – 5th grade with students from Mendham and West Morris Central High School.  Mentors will work one-on-one with a student each week helping them with a difficult subject, school project or general study and organizations skills.  Join us for a Parent Information Meeting at the library on Monday, September 29th at 6 … 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.

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


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