Chester Public Library Programs & News



Holiday Closure - July 2-4
The Chester Public Library will be closed July 2-4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Friends of the Library - July 10
The Friends of the Library meet Monday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in thelibrary meeting room. Join the Friends to help with fundraising to benefit the library.

CANCELED -----------Drive-in Movie Theater - July 12
The Chester Public Library holds a drive-in movie theater on Wednesday, July 12 at 7:30 pm in the backyard at the library. Make a cardboard car or sit on a blanket to see the show. The movie lasts about 1-1/2 hours.

LEGO Club – July 15
The Chester Public Library LEGO Club meets Saturday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to noon.  The theme for this month is to make something all in one color.

Trustees Meeting - July 18
The Chester Library Trustees meet Tuesday, July 18 at 6 p.m.

Library Pet Show - July 19
The first Chester Public Library Pet Show takes place Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30 pm. in the library backyard. Each participant may bring one pet that is comfortable being with other pets and people. Judging will take place and ribbons will be awarded in categories such as best trick, best dressed, and looks most like owner. Sign up at the library to enter.

Kid’s Cook & Share  - July 20
Kid’s Cook & Share meets Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. at the Chester Public Library. The title for this month is “My Favorite Recipes” by Annabel Karmel. Copies of the book are available at the main desk.

Canasta - July 26
Come to the Chester Public Library on Wednesday, July 26 at 6 p.m. to learn to play Canasta.

Book Sale
A book sale at Chester Public Library takes place during library open hours, with proceeds benefiting the library. Paperbacks are 50 cents; hardbacks are $1.

Story Times
Story Times with Miss Diane are set for Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Hear stories, sing songs and make crafts.

Book Group for Men
The Chester Public Library is considering creating a Book Discussion Group for Men. Contact Kandy at 887-3404 for more information and to decide on an appropriate time.

****** Summer Reading Program *******

Our Summer Reading Program 2017 begins June 26th and ends on Aug 11th

Read all summer and play our game to enter into weekly raffle drawings!  The more you read, the more chances you have to win. Each time you come to the Library to report you will earn tickets toward weekly drawings. Our Kick-off Program will take place at the Busche Academy on Mon, June 26th at either 3:30 or 6pm with Comic Book Author, Marek Bennett!  Our Finale will be held on Fri, August 11th at 6:30 pm with Diane Kordas, Puppeteer at the MPR!  Events are free! Help us Build a Better World this summer!

Calendar of Events:

Monday, June 26th Kick-off at 3:30 or 6 pm – Comic Book Program – ages 7 and up
Tuesday, June 27th at 11 am – Touch a Truck – at the Chester Fire Dept for all ages
Wednesday, June 28th – Storytime at 6:30 pm
Library Closed Monday and Tuesday July 3rd and 4th for Independence Day
Wednesday, July 5th at 6:30 pm– Blueprints with Moriah
Tuesday, July 11th Story time at 11:15 am
Wednesday, July 12 – 3rd Annual Outdoor Movie on the Lawn at dusk
Tuesday, July 18th – Story time at 11:15 am
Wednesday, July 19th – First Annual Pet Show at 6 pm on the Library lawn
Tuesday, July 25th – Story time at 11:15 am
Wednesday, July 26th at 3-4 or 6-7 pm – Tie-dye with Miss Olivia
Tuesday, August 1st – Story time at 11:15 am
Wednesday, August 2nd – Staff Puppet show at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 8th – Story time at 11:15 am
Wednesday, August 9th Story time at 6:30 pm
Friday, August 11th – SRP Finale with Diane Kordas, Puppeteer at 6:30 at the MPR
Everyone who participated is invited to cake and ice cream following the show!
Monday, August 28th – Skywatch with the NHAS at 7:30 pm on Wason Pond Field

Prizes – Thanks to the support of local merchants and the Friends of the Chester Public Library, prizes for all age groups will be awarded each Friday throughout the summer.  Drawings will be held at 4 pm on Fridays and winners will be contacted!

CPL Summer Reading Program is open to everyone from birth to adults!  All participants are invited to register and attend our programs.  Have a great summer full of reading!  Watch our facebook page and website for additional events and updates.


Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library - June 5
The Friends of the Chester Public Library meet Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room to help with fundraising to benefit the library. New members are welcome.

Diane Arrato Gavrish
Assistant Director/Head of Youth Services
Chester Public Library
3 Chester Street, Chester
(603) 887-3404






































Chester Public Library is located at 3 Chester St. Chester, NH. For more information please call (603) 8873404 or email:

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