Chester Public Library Programs & News


Penny Wars - Through Sept. 9
Penny Wars take place through Sept. 9 at the Chester Public Library to help the Friends of the Library buy a Cricut and supplies for the library. Drop loose change in the containers on the display table and help one staff member get a pie in the face at the Town Fair.

Cook and Share Book Group - Sept. 7
The Cook and Share Book Group meets Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Chester Public Library. This is a book group and potluck dinner. The library provides copies of “Gooseberry Patch Family Favorite Recipes”by Gooseberry Patch Family and Friends.  Choose a recipe to make and share.

Friends of the Library – Sept. 11
The Friends of the Library meets Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Chester Public Library.Join this fundraising arm of the library and help the Friends plan activities for Fall.

LEGO Club – Sept. 16
The Chester Public Library LEGO Club meets Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Essential Oils - Sept. 18
The Chester Public Library presents “Essential Oils in the Classroom and at Home” on Monday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. Learn how to use essential oils for their calming properties, to aid in memorization, to help focus and to reduce seasonal and environmental threats. Presenter is Marie Somers. The program is free, and a door prize will be presented.

Book Group – Sept, 19
The Chester Public Library Book Group meets Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. to discuss The Far Side of the Sky”by Daniel Kalla. Copies are available at the library for new members to borrow.

Library Trustees – Sept. 19
The Chester Public Library Board of Trustees meets Tuesday, Sept 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Banned Books Week – Sept. 24-30
The Chester Public Library celebrates Banned Books Week Sept. 24-30 with the theme  “Words have Power; Read a Banned Book.” A display of books that have been challenged in the past and during the past year is featured.

Canasta Club – Sept. 27
The Canasta Club meets Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chester Public Library. New members are welcome.

Library Cards
Get a new Chester Public Library card during the month of September and be entered into a drawing for a basket of apples.

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 - 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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