Chester Public Library Programs & News


Holiday Closures – Nov. 10, 23-24
The Chester Public Library will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 for Veterans Day; and Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving break. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Friends of the Library – Nov. 6
Friends of the Library meet Monday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Chester Public Library meeting room. Join the Friends and help with fundraising to benefit the library. The group will be preparing for Breakfast with Santa, set for Saturday, Dec. 9.

LEGO Club – Nov. 18
The Chester Public Library LEGO Club meets Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to noon. The theme for this month is to build with only two colors.

Library Trustees – Nov. 21
The Chester Public Library Board of Trustees meets Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Book Discussion – Nov. 21
A book discussion takes place Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Chester Public Library. The book being discussed this month is “Ghost Story”by Peter Straub. Copies are available for participants to borrow.

Family Movie Night – Nov. 27
Family Movie Night at the Chester Public Library is Monday, Nov 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Canasta Club – Nov. 29
The Chester Public Library Canasta Club meets Wednesday, Nov 29 at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room

Foundation Meeting – Nov. 30
The Chester Public Library Foundation meets Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.

Ladybug Picture Book Voting
The Chester Public Library holds Ladybug Picture Book voting through November. 
Children from preschool through third grade may vote for their favorite picture book from the 10 nominees on display in the Children’s Room.

‘Polar Express’ - Dec. 1
The Chester Public Library presents “The Polar Express” story time from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Stevens Hall. Children are invited to wear pajamas and hot cocoa will be served. Mrs. Emily will read “The Polar Express."

Breakfast with Santa - Dec. 9
The Chester Public Library presents Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Chester Municipal Center’s Multi-Purpose Room, 84 Chester St. The event is presented by the Friends of the Library. Santa will be available from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Admission is $6 per person, with a maximum charge of $25 for a family of six. Admission includes breakfast and a free family photo with Santa. Additional photos are $2 each. Crafts, games, holiday stories and raffles are planned. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the library; all proceeds benefit the Friends.

Wreath Raffle
The Chester Public Library Renovation Foundation is working toward helping fund planned renovations to the library. Its current fundraiser is a Wreath Raffle. Interested participants are asked to create a themed wreath and bring it to the library for display by Thursday, Nov. 30, or arrange for wreaths to be picked up by contacting Kim Misco at 548-9308 or Tickets to win the wreaths will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Foundation Committee. The wreaths will also be displayed at the "Polar Express” story time at Stevens Hall on Friday, Dec. 1 and at the library during Christmas in the Village on Dec. 2. Tickets will also be available during Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 9 at the multi-purpose room, with winners notified at the end of that event.

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 - Nov. 6
Friends of the Chester Public Library will meet on Monday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. New members are welcome. Discussion will center on fall fundraising for the library. Call 887-3404 for more information.

Friends' Basket Raffle
The Friends of the Chester Public Library hold their annual themed basket raffle beginning Nov. 13. Anyone interested in participating is asked to create a basket that revolves around either a book or a movie and includes items that go along with that theme. Baskets will be on display at the library during the month of November. Raffle tickets may be purchased and winners will be announced at the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Multi Purpose Room. Call the library at 887-3404 for more information.

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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