• Check out March Programs

    Check out our program calendar for all March events.  Special programs include “Nineteenth Century NJ Photographers”, a financial literary program, TEDx talks and discussion on “fake news” topics, Teen Escape Room, and special Spring Break programs. Also check out our regular programs – there’s “The Write Stuff” writers workshop, Yoga, Friday Afternoon at the Movies, … 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.

  • 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

  • Intrepid Museum Pass

    Is your family planning a visit to NYC? Make the Intrepid Museum part of your visit! The Chester Library now has a family museum pass. The pass may be checked out for 3 days and entitles Chester patrons to free admission for 6 people per day. Call or stop by the library for more info.

Check out March Programs

Check out our program calendar for all March events.  Special programs include “Nineteenth Century NJ Photographers”, a financial literary program, TEDx talks and discussion on “fake news” topics, Teen Escape Room, and special Spring Break programs. Also check out our regular programs – there’s “The Write Stuff” writers workshop, Yoga, Friday Afternoon at the Movies, … Continue reading

This Week in Chester History…

The Mendham-Chester Tribune reported in 1937 that Elliot Goddard of Chester Township had been arrested during a raid on his applejack still by four N.J. Alcohol Beverage Control officers. Goddard pleaded not guilty and was released on $500 bail. He would appear before the Morris County Grand Jury later that May.  

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.

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