• MAIN catalog down for maintenance

    The MAIN Catalog will be unavailable starting at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 24 for up to 48 hours. During this time you will be unable to access the catalog to renew items or place holds. In addition, the Cloud Library, Zinio and any database requiring a library card number for access will be unavailable. If … Continue reading

  • Change in fines effective Jan. 3, 2017

    On Jan. 3, 2017 the minimum late fine at the Chester Library will increase from $.10/day to $.15/day. This will affect all older materials, including books, audiobooks, movies and music.

  • Give the Gift of Reading!

    Help the library by supporting our Holiday Mitten Tree.  Our tree is full of tags with the titles of children’s books.  You can donate a book in your child’s name or honor someone special with a dedication. Stop by the library to see the tree and find out more!

  • Genealogy Research Tools from the Chester Library

    The Chester Library now 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 … Continue reading

  • The Great Courses Now Available in OneClick Digital

    The world’s most respected professors are just a click away! The Chester Library has added 15 Great Courses titles to our OneClick Digital Platform. With this diverse selection of eAudio titles, you can now enjoy instant access to the leader in lifelong learning. Click here to see the titles. To download the OneClick app and … Continue reading

  • Free Driver Education Program

    Will you or someone in your family be getting a driver’s permit soon? Do you need help preparing for the DMV test?  We have added a free online practice program to our website!  The program includes practice tests for cars and motorcycles and an online driver’s manual.  Check it out on our Teen Page or at http://chesterlib.driving-tests.org to … Continue reading

  • Chester 3M Cloud Library

    The Chester Library has launched it’s own 3M Cloud Library of e-books and downloadable audiobooks. Our Cloud Library is linked to the MAIN Cloud Library so patrons will still have access to the MAIN content in addition to the Chester Library content. As other MAIN libraries launch their own Private Clouds, you will be able … Continue reading

  • 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  http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/auto_login.asp?u=chesterlib&p=chesterlib

MAIN catalog down for maintenance

The MAIN Catalog will be unavailable starting at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 24 for up to 48 hours. During this time you will be unable to access the catalog to renew items or place holds. In addition, the Cloud Library, Zinio and any database requiring a library card number for access will be unavailable. If … Continue reading

Give the Gift of Reading!

Help the library by supporting our Holiday Mitten Tree.  Our tree is full of tags with the titles of children’s books.  You can donate a book in your child’s name or honor someone special with a dedication. Stop by the library to see the tree and find out more!

This Week in Chester History…

In 1938, the Chester Township Committee raised taxes by $5,044.34. The increase was primarily due to the need for new road equipment and the purchase of a Milltown site for the new Township Hall. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune.

Change in fines effective Jan. 3, 2017

On Jan. 3, 2017 the minimum late fine at the Chester Library will increase from $.10/day to $.15/day. This will affect all older materials, including books, audiobooks, movies and music.

Genealogy Research Tools from the Chester Library

The Chester Library now 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 … Continue reading

Check Out Our New Puzzle Table!

The Chester Library has just added a new puzzle table by the windows in the center of the library. Come try your hand at our first puzzle: Van Gogh’s Café Terrace at Night.