Chester Public Library Programs & News


Night Sky Watch - Feb. 16
The Chester Public Library holds a Night Sky Watch at Wason Pond on Friday, Feb 16, with a snow date of Wednesday, Feb. 28.

LEGO Club - Feb. 17
The Chester Public Library LEGO Club meets Saturday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to noon. No registration is required; the library will provide the LEGOs.

Holiday Closure - Feb. 19
The Chester Public Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 for Presidents’ Day.

Book Discussion - Feb. 20
The Chester Public Library holds a book discussion Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room. This month the title to be discussed is “The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted”by Bridget Asher. Pick up a copy and join the group.

Trustees Meeting - Feb, 20
The Chester Library Trustees meet Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.

Cook and Share - Feb. 22
The Chester Public Library offers Cook and Share at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. Borrow this month's book, "Light and Healthy Cooking," and make a recipe to share with friends at the event. Copies of the cookbook are available for loan.

Family Movie Night – Feb. 26
Chester Public Library holds a free Family Movie Night on Monday, Feb 26 at 6 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

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

School Vacation Week – Feb. 26-March 3
For School Vacation Week, Feb. 26-March 3, the Chester Public Library offers games, crafts and puzzles for all ages, and will make slime.


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