• 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

  • LIBRARY CLOSED THURSDAY, MARCH 8

    The Chester Library will be closed on Thursday, March 8, for a staff in-service day.We appreciate your understanding while the staff undergoes training to better serve our patrons. Any items with a March 8 due date can be returned in our book drop on that day or, if returned on March 9, fines will be … 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

  • The Great Courses 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 enjoy instant access to the leader in lifelong learning. Click here to see the titles. To download the OneClick app and get … Continue reading

LIBRARY CLOSED THURSDAY, MARCH 8

The Chester Library will be closed on Thursday, March 8, for a staff in-service day.We appreciate your understanding while the staff undergoes training to better serve our patrons. Any items with a March 8 due date can be returned in our book drop on that day or, if returned on March 9, fines will be … Continue reading

This Week in Chester History…

In 1956, The Mendham-Chester Tribune profiled Charlotte Maysey, wife of Charles and mother of Larry. The article highlighted her trophy-winning Chester Bowling League participation and her service with the Chester Women’s League. Maysey also was president of the American Legion Bernays Apgar Post 342 Ladies Auxiliary.

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

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