Chester Public Library Programs & News


Essential Oils for Pets - June 18
The Chester Public Library offers a program on essential oils for pets on Monday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. Learn about protecting your pets with oils.

Book Group – June 19
The Chester Public Library book group meets Tuesday, June 19 at 1 p.m. to discuss “Amy Snow” by Tracy Rees. New members are welcome.

Trustees  - June 19
The Chester Public Library Trustees meet Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Family Movie Night - June 25
The Chester Public Library holds Family Movie Night on Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m.

Boston Massacre - June 25
A free program on the Boston Massacre with Eleanor Strang, co-sponsored by the Chester Public Library and Chester Historical Society, takes place Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Stevens Hall.

Canasta - June 27
The Chester Public Library offers a time to play Canasta on Wednesday, June 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Stitchin’ Wips  - June 28
Come to the Chester Public Library on Thursday, June 28 at 3:30 p.m. to join Ariel and the Stitchin’ Wips, and learn to knit and crochet or work on a project you have started. New members are welcome.

Summer Reading Program Schedule - June 25 - Aug. 18
The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Libraries Rock.” The Chester program begins Monday, June 25 and ends on Saturday, Aug. 18 with a barbecue and entertainment.

Monday, June 25 - Family Movie Night upstairs at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27 - 2nd Annual Pet Show on the lawn at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 5 - Tie dye workshop with Olivia at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11 - Make your own Musical Instruments at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18 - First Annual Talent Show on the lawn at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, July 23 - Family movie and make a troll at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24 - Touch a Truck at the Fire Department at 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug 1 - Third annual Drive in Theater on the lawn at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug 8 - Touch a Truck at the Fire Department at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 18 - Finale barbecue and prizes on the lawn, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, Aug 27 - Summer Skywatch at Wason Pond at 7:30 p.m.

Join us all summer long for some great reading and celebration of this year's theme, "Libraries Rock!" Each participant will get a piano game board to keep track of minutes read, which will entitle them to prizes to be awarded at the end of the program. Extra reading points will be credited for books that focus on music of any sort. Watch for signs and displays throughout the library.


********************* Ongoing Programs ***************************


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing program at the Chester Public Library. Families can keep track of books that are read to youngsters before Kindergarten on sheets that are provided by the library. Their names appear on a poster displayed in the library. This program is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Family Voices and the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians.

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 time will continue on Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m., and minutes can be logged at any time the library is open. Starting date for the program is Monday, June 25, and ending date is Saturday, Aug. 18.

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.


Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Chester Public Library meet the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. This volunteer group is a fund-raising arm of the public library and supports the library where tax dollars leave off. New members are always welcome . Chair is Jude Sederquest; contact her at

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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