Chester Public Library



New Circulation Desk


The Chester Public Library Renovation is DONE!

Come in and see all the beautiful changes.



The children's room has moved downstairs, and now has expanded space for our popular story times and numerous children's programs. The teens have their own area upstairs, with a comfortable seating area to gather with friends. A new, enlarged meeting room was added downstairs, with an exit that will allow groups to stay in the library past closing time. The new Meeting Room will offer more seating to meet the needs of the growing use of the facility. The director's office is at the entrance of the Library and the new main entrance is the area off the porch. A new book drop has beeen added at the front entrance in the wall of the building. The Circulation Desk has been redesigned to provide more room and space to process books, and perform the day to day functions of the library. 

The stairway was redesigned eliminating the existing ledge and safety hazards. New carpeting and flooring was added and the interior has been painted throughout.

  The purpose was to make the building more user-friendly and more efficient. We want to be able to provide a welcoming, comfortable place for the residents of Chester to bond socially and provide them with special programs that peak their interests and hobbies, where they will meet others with the same interests. We want to instill the love of reading to the children of Chester because reading stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. And we want to continue to provide vital resources, services, knowledge and technology to anyone who needs it.

The renovation plan was done by Moriah Gavrish and Dann Norris Batting. Bonnette, Page and Stone is the Contractor awarded to this project. The renovation plan reflects the library's mission - to improve and enrich the lives of patrons and to foster a love of reading.


Our Goal


We want to be your favorite place in town. Help us make it happen. Please read our Mission Statement and Objective to better understand our goal.


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Meet the Staff


Library Director

Maryjo SiergiejAssistant Director/Head of Youth Services
Maureen DeNapoli

Library Aide

Ariel Frankel

Library Aide

Olivia LaPorte

Library Aide

Richard HaycookLibrary Aide
Cindy LandauSub
Esther Connelly



Meet the Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees are elected officials responsible for the government of library services and finances. This meeting is open to the public. More information about the role of the Trustees may be read in the Trustees By-Laws.

Library Trustees

Mary Beth DitoroChair/2021
Mary JenningsCo-Chair/2020
Deb MunsonTreasurer/2022
Mary RichardsonCo-Treasurer/2022
Beth SwansonSecretary/2020