• 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

  • Library Mentoring Program

    This program meets on Monday afternoons and is open to all Chester residents in 3rd – 5th grade.  Students are mentored by high school students and sessions are supervised by a certified teacher.  Mentoring can focus on homework, a particular school subject, or study and organizational skills.  Join us for a Parent Information Meeting at the library … Continue reading

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    Back to School, Back to the Library!

    It’s back-to-school-time! Buying school supplies, attending orientations, and pushing back bed time starts to crowd out those final days of fun in the sun.  While it can be overwhelming to shift gears from the lazy days of summer to the hyper-scheduled school year,  the Chester Library can help both students and parents with the transition. … Continue reading

  • 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

back to school powerpoitn

Back to School, Back to the Library!

It’s back-to-school-time! Buying school supplies, attending orientations, and pushing back bed time starts to crowd out those final days of fun in the sun.  While it can be overwhelming to shift gears from the lazy days of summer to the hyper-scheduled school year,  the Chester Library can help both students and parents with the transition. … 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

This Week in Chester History…

In the 1937 Society Column, the Mendham-Chester Tribune announced “Wanda Pitney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Pitney of Hacklebarney; Shirley Emmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Emmons of [Chester Borough]; Jo-Ann Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Justin Russell of Chester Township; Doris Apgar, daughter of Mr .and Mrs. Lillie Apgar; Beverly Potts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Potts, … Continue reading

Library Mentoring Program

This program meets on Monday afternoons and is open to all Chester residents in 3rd – 5th grade.  Students are mentored by high school students and sessions are supervised by a certified teacher.  Mentoring can focus on homework, a particular school subject, or study and organizational skills.  Join us for a Parent Information Meeting at the library … Continue reading

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.