Chester Public Library Programs & News

Tie Dye T-Shirt - Aug. 8
On Thursday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m., all ages are invited to Tie Dye a T-Shirt at the Chester Public Library. Bring a white T-shirt. Register in advance.

Bottle Rockets - Aug. 12
On Monday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m., all ages are invited to the Chester Public Library to build a bottle rocket and launch pad, then see how high the rocket can fly. Register in advance.

LEGO Club - Aug. 15
The Chester Public Library LEGO club meets Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. for all ages.

Creative Writing Group - Aug. 19
The Chester Public Library Creative Writing Group meets Monday, Aug. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Bring your device, or pen and paper. Those attending must be at least 15 years old.

Conservation Kids - Aug. 19
On Monday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m., the Conservation Kids meet at the Chester Public Library for a workshop to learn how to conserve energy. Register early for this program for children in Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Book Group - Aug. 20
The Chester Public Library Book Group meets Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. to discuss “Etta and Otto and Russell and James” by Emma Hooper. New members are always welcome. Extra copies are available at the Circulation Desk for cardholders.

Cook n’ Share - Aug. 22
The Chester Public Library Adult Cook n’ Share group meets Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. The theme this month is “Harvest Cooking” and the cookbook is “New England Farmgirl”by Jessica Robinson. Each participant will choose a recipe from the cookbook, prepare the recipe at home, and bring the completed recipe to the program. Cookbooks are available for sign-out at the Circulation Desk. Contact Maureen at 887-3404 or by Tuesday, Aug. 20 with the recipe you have chosen, and whether you have food allergies.

Library Foundation - Aug. 26
The Chester Public Library Foundation meets Monday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. to help the library's renovation efforts. New members are welcome.

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

Story Times
Story Times are held every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. and every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Chester Public Library, with stories, crafts, and snacks. Advise if you have food allergies. No registration needed.

Canasta Club
The Chester Public Library Canasta Club meets every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

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

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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