• Learn How To Preserve Your Family’s Memories on Thursday, April 27 at 7 pm

    Join us for this workshop that will feature an overview of techniques and methods of preserving letters, diaries, scrapbooks, works on paper, photographs, slides, textiles, audio and video recordings, and other historical objects.  Deb Schiff, Chester Library’s  Local History Librarian, will also demonstrate how to use archival supplies to protect your family’s treasures, and share … 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

Learn How To Preserve Your Family’s Memories on Thursday, April 27 at 7 pm

Join us for this workshop that will feature an overview of techniques and methods of preserving letters, diaries, scrapbooks, works on paper, photographs, slides, textiles, audio and video recordings, and other historical objects.  Deb Schiff, Chester Library’s  Local History Librarian, will also demonstrate how to use archival supplies to protect your family’s treasures, and share … Continue reading

This Week in Chester History…

In 1937, Helen Heaton’s Healthy and Helpful Household Hints had this advice for those suffering from a fish bone caught in his/her throat, “Swallow a raw, unbeaten egg, and the bone will be carried down.” Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune.  

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

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 Library Breaks New Ground with Multimedia Oral History Online Exhibit

Using postcards to focus on specific local sites, a novel online exhibit by Chester Library turns oral history on its head. The exhibit features videos starring lifelong Chester resident and retired plumber Herman Rademacher using his own postcard collection to talk about what Chester was like at the time of the images, and how it … Continue reading