• Chester Library Summer Reading Program is Here!

    Chester readers of all ages are invited to participate in Chester Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program.   This free program is offered to encourage residents to read for pleasure and to help children maintain their reading skills during the summer months.  It combines reading incentives with related events and activities for children, teens and adults. This … Continue reading

  • Looking for something new to read? Try the book suggestions in our NextReads newsletters.

    Do you wonder what to read next? NextReads are email newsletters that delivers great book suggestions  for adults, teens and children right to your inbox.   There are several different genres to choose from and each title has a picture of the cover, a brief description and a link to the Library’s catalog, so you can … Continue reading

  • Museum Pass Program

    Looking for things to do with the family now that the nice weather is here (and school will soon be out)? Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Chester Library, we now have the following museum passes available to Chester residents: • Grounds for Sculpture • Yogi Berra Museum and Baseball Hall … Continue reading

  • Guide Boxes and Explorer Boxes

    Have you ever wanted to learn a new craft or skill but weren’t sure about investing in all the tools you would need? Then we have the perfect solution for you at the Chester Library – Adult Guide Boxes and Youth Explorer Boxes. We’ve collected all the essential tools for a beginner to get started … Continue reading

  • Chester Library Delivers All Elected Officials at One Site

    Chester Library now offers the only location for the complete list of Chester Borough and Township elected officials. Previously, information seekers paged through old record books at the Borough and Township offices or individual PDFs of council minutes on their web sites, or visited the Library to access Observer-Tribune newspapers from 1936 forward. The online … Continue reading

  • Check Out Tumble Book Library – eBooks for eKids!

    Chester Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home. It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use from home! TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children.  They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading. There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! … Continue reading

  • Community Service Opportunity for High School Students

    Are you a high school student looking for a rewarding community service project? Chester Library has a mentoring program that pairs high school students with younger students (3rd – 5th grade) on Monday afternoons.  You will work one-on-one with the same student each week, helping them with homework, special projects, study skills or organization.  The Library will provide laptops, … Continue reading

  • Genealogy Research Tools from the Chester Library

    The Chester Library offers access to 3 different online genealogy research tools: Ancestry Library Edition, MyHeritage Library Edition, and HeritageQuest Online. Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) allows you to try out the popular genealogy resource for free.  Search billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.  ALE IS AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY … Continue reading

Chester Library Summer Reading Program is Here!

Chester readers of all ages are invited to participate in Chester Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program.   This free program is offered to encourage residents to read for pleasure and to help children maintain their reading skills during the summer months.  It combines reading incentives with related events and activities for children, teens and adults. This … Continue reading

Looking for something new to read? Try the book suggestions in our NextReads newsletters.

Do you wonder what to read next? NextReads are email newsletters that delivers great book suggestions  for adults, teens and children right to your inbox.   There are several different genres to choose from and each title has a picture of the cover, a brief description and a link to the Library’s catalog, so you can … Continue reading

Museum Pass Program

Looking for things to do with the family now that the nice weather is here (and school will soon be out)? Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Chester Library, we now have the following museum passes available to Chester residents: • Grounds for Sculpture • Yogi Berra Museum and Baseball Hall … Continue reading

This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, the Mendham-Chester Tribune reported that a visitor to Merrigan Farms on Route 24 was reported missing. The Chester Fire Department sounded the alarm, and the Chester First Aid Squad lent their assistance in efforts to find young Billy Plochock, 11. He was located not long afterward in Morristown.

Chester Library Unveils Nearly 400 Images of Historic Chester

Chester, N.J. – February 26, 2018 – Chester Library has added 392 digital images to the Wyckoff Family Collection Finding Aid, making it easy for researchers to locate online visual resources of historic Chester. The topics covered by the new images include Businesses, Churches, Chester Fire Company, Main Street, Railroads and Mining, Schools, and Side … Continue reading

Chester Library Releases Extensive Index for History Researchers

Chester Library announces its newest Local History resource, an exhaustive online index of Chester, New Jersey, A Scrapbook of History by Frances F. Greenidge. With more than 3,000 subject terms, the index lists all of the businesses, local residents, locations, and subjects named in the go-to reference book for Chester-area researchers. The index is available … Continue reading