UPDATE 3/30/20: WE ARE NO LONGER OFFERING CURBSIDE DELIVERY AT THIS TIME.
We were happy to provide this service as long as we could but for safety reasons, will no longer be taking any orders for material. Our book drop will remain open at this time. Please feel free to return material. No fines will be accrued until after May 1st.
CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY PLAN FOR COVID-19
As news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, Chester Public Library (CPL) is taking new steps to help ensure the health and safety of its staff, visitors, and community.
The Chester Public Library Board of Trustees have decided to close the library until further notice.
All Library Programs/Meetings/Events are canceled until further notice.
Please feel free to use our Wi-Fi from our parking lot. Our Wi-Fi reaches all parking spots around the perimeter of our building. The password is Books2018.
Overdrive/Libby: You can access digital library services, such as eBooks, e-audios and digital magazines with your library card at no cost: https://www.chesternh.org/chester-public-library/pages/online-resources
Updates: Will be be posted on the Chester Public Library’s website should they occur: Chester Public Library Website
Stay healthy and safe Everyone!
THINGS TO DO WHILE QUARANTINED LIST:
Museums, classes, etc:
Virtual Arts and Culture:
Free episodes available. More episodes with amazon subscription
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris:
Learn about animals from home
Watch famous people read picture books:
Calendar of Book Themed Events:
Contains links to various events and author presentations
Author read alouds with activities:
Opera and Classical Music
Live recordings of performances:
Podcasts for people missing sports:
Podcasts for theater geeks:
STAYING HEALTHY & CONNECTED:
Ideas for staying mentally healthy
The Chester Public Library Renovation is DONE!
Come in and see all the beautiful changes.
WHAT WE RENOVATED:
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
|Maryjo Siergiej||Assistant Director/Head of Youth Services|
|Richard Haycook||Library Aide|
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.
|Mary Beth Ditoro||Chair/2021|