Chester Public Library Programs & News



Cook and Share - April 19
The Chester Public Library Cook and Share group meets Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. This month the group will be featuring cookbooks on guilt-free and home-style cooking. Stop in for a copy; make a recipe from the book and share it with the group.

LEGO Club - April 21
The LEGO Club meets Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Chester Public Library. The theme for this month is to build something that would be found outdoors. All ages are welcome and all materials will be supplied. The club is free.

Family Movie - April 23
The Chester Public Library offers a free family movie for all ages at 6 p.m. Monday, April 23. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Book Discussion - April 24
The novel "The Dove Keepers" by Alice Hoffman is the subject of the book discussion group of the Chester Public Library on Tuesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. Multiple copies of the book are available for loan. Come in and pick up a copy to read before the group meets.

Story Times - April 24, 25

Chester Public Library Story Times take place Tuesday, April 24 at 11:15 a.m. and Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend. A craft and snack will follow each event.

Operation Kidsight - April 24, 25

Operation Kidsight, sponsored by the Chester Lions Club, offers a free eye screening on Tuesday, April 24 at 11:15 a.m. and Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Operation KidSight is a statewide vision-screening program that identifies treatable or preventable causes of blindness in preschool children ages 18 months to 6 years, and adults.

Canasta Club - April 25

The Chester Public Library Canasta Club meets Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. New members are invited to learn to play with experienced players. No registration is necessary.

Slime Workshop - April 26

Chester Public Library offers a slime workshop for ages 5 and above on Thursday, April 26 at 3 p.m. Miss Ariel will present the workshop. Participants will go home with slime.

Game Afternoon - April 27
Chester Public Library offers a game afternoon during spring vacation on Friday, April 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. Stop in to play board games or do a puzzle.

Ruth Ray’s Birthday - April 27

Ruth Ray's Birthday will be celebrated Friday, April 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Chester Public Library. Stop in for a piece of birthday cake in honor of Miss Ruth Ray, the woman who donated the property for the Chester Public Library. A selection of her personal items is on display at the library.

Bracelet Class - May 23
The Kumihimo Bracelet class for April 24 is filled. The next class will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visit, email or call the library to register. Cost for materials is $10. Ages 14 and over are welcome.


********************* 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 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.


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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