• Summer Reading Program Begins June 27

    Chester readers of all ages are invited to participate in Chester Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program.   The 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 year’s … Continue reading

  • Chester Library Introduces Video Streaming Services

    Move over Netflix & Hulu! The Chester Library is now offering free streaming video on demand through RB Digital!   You can now stream binge-worthy entertainment and educational programming using the RB Digital app on your mobile device, desktop computer and streaming devices such as Roku and Apple TV. The check-out period is one week and … 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

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

Call for Yearbooks

Chester Library seeks Roxbury and West Morris Central/West Morris Mendham High School yearbooks for its Local History reference collection. Specifically, the Library is collecting the following years: 1917-1971 for Roxbury, from 1979-1985 for West Morris Central, and from 1972 forward for West Morris Mendham High School yearbooks. Please contact Local History at LocalHistory@Chesterlib.org or by … Continue reading

Join the Local History Clippers

The Local History Department seeks volunteers to clip Chester-related articles from local newspapers collected by the Library. The Local History Clippers will each spend 1 to 3 hours clipping on Tuesdays or Wednesdays (between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.), or Thursday evenings (between 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.) on a regular, weekly schedule. Please contact Local … Continue reading

Chester Library Digitizes Cave Maps

Chester Library’s Maps Collection is available online at the New Jersey Digital Highway. The collection includes seven cave maps as well as the Chester Quadrangle topographic map. The maps can be viewed in three different formats, including jpeg, pdf, and djvu.