• Benjamin Franklin Program on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm

    Historian Nolan Asch returns to the Chester Library for his lecture on founding father Benjamin Franklin. He’ll give a detailed review of the life of Benjamin Franklin from his birth to his death. We’ll explore the important role Benjamin Franklin took in the founding of the United States. We’ll also learn about Ben Franklin as … Continue reading

  • Annual Book Sale on Saturday, April 21 from 9 AM – 2 PM

    Support the Friends of the Chester Library and come to our annual used book sale featuring high quality books, CDs, DVDs and video games. Hard cover adult books are $2, paperback books are $1. Hardcover children’s books are $.50, paperbacks are $.25. DVDs are $2 each.

  • Chester Library Introduces New Logo During Nat’l Library Week

    The Chester Library is pleased to introduce its new logo during National Library week on April 8-14.   The logo’s tagline, “More than books, we’re a community”, reflects the expanding role of libraries and our commitment to help enrich the lives of Chester residents. The logo was developed as part of the library’s new strategic plan … Continue reading

  • Explore Area Museums for Free with Chester Library’s Family Museum Pass!

    We don’t just lend books! Chester Library offers 3 day museum passes for Chester Library Patrons to enjoy.  We have passes for the following museums: Historic Speedwell Experience life during the early years of the Industrial Revolution and dawn of a new era in communications. This 7.5-acre National Historic Landmark site preserves the restored estate … 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

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

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