Chester Public Library Programs & News

Holiday Closures
The Chester Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas Day.

Friends of Library Raffle – Nov. 12-Dec. 1
The Friends of the Chester Public Library present a raffle basket fundraiser between Nov. 12 and Dec. 1. Donate a themed basket for the annual raffle. More information is available at the library.

. Canasta Club – Nov. 28
The Chester Public Library Canasta Club meets Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

Stitchin’ Wips – Nov. 29
Stitchin’ Wips meets Thursday, Nov. 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Chester Public Library for crafting with Miss Ariel.

‘Polar Express’ – Nov. 30
The Chester Public Library presents "Polar Express” on Friday, Nov. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Hall. The popular holiday book will be read aloud and tickets for the “train" will be distributed by the conductor. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. The program is for all ages; donations will be accepted.

Breakfast with Santa - Dec. 8

On Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Multi Purpose Room, 84 Chester St., the Friends of the Chester Library will present a full breakfast and a visit from Santa. For more information, check the library's facebook page and website.

Cookie Walk - Dec. 15

The Chester Public Library Cookie Walk takes place Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. Christmas cookies will be available for purchase. Bakers are needed; it interested, contact the library at 887-3404.

Book Sale
The Chester Public Library holds its ongoing book sale during December. Books, movies and books on CD are for sale, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $2.

Friends of Library - Dec. 3.

The Friends of the Chester Public Library will hold their December meeting on Monday, Dec 3 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. New members are always welcome; final plans will be made for Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 8 from 8 to 11 a.m.





Ladybug Voting
Children in preschool to grade 3 are invited to vote for their favorite picture book for 2018 during November. More information is available at the Chester Public Library Children’s Room.


********************* 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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