Chester Public Library Programs & News

Holiday Closure
The Chester Public Library will be closed for Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8.

Fire Prevention Week - Oct. 9, 10
A Fire Prevention Week program is offered Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 11:15 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chester Public Library. A special guest will talk about fire prevention and fire drills.

Book Group - Oct. 16
The Chester Public Library Book Group meets Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. This month’s book is “The Muralist” by B.A. Shapiro. New members are encouraged to pick up a copy and join the group.

Library Trustees - Oct. 16
The Chester Public Library Board of Trustees meets Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Mentalist - Oct. 18
Preston Heller, a mentalist, is presented by the Chester Public Library at the Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

LEGO Club - Oct. 20
The Chester Public Library LEGO Club meets Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. to build something spooky.

Library Foundation - Oct. 23
The Chester Public Library Foundation meets Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. New members are welcome.

Stitchin’ Wips - Oct. 25
The Chester Public Library Stitchin’ Wips meets Thursday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. to work on fiber arts projects with Ariel.

Haunted House - Oct. 27
The third annual Haunted House takes place Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chester Public Library. Parental discretion is advised. Refreshments will be served.

Family Movie Night - Oct. 29
Family Movie Night at the Chester Public Library is Monday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.

Halloween Party - Oct. 30
Chester Public Library hosts a Halloween Party on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 11:15 a.m. during Story Time and at 6:30 p.m. for older children. Everyone is invited to dress up for the party.

Halloween Hours - Oct. 31
The Chester Public Library will close at 5 p.m. on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31 for Trick or Treat on Main Street.

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

Story Times
Chester Public Library Story Times are every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. and every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Hear stories, sing songs, and make crafts with Miss Diane.

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.

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

Shaker Box Raffle
The Friends of the Chester Public Library are raffling off a set of six Shaker boxes made by Pat Grady. Tickets are $5 for one and $10 for three, and are available at the library. The raffe will run through the end of September.

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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