Library Board Meeting Tues, Sept 9 & Family Game Day Sat, Sept 13

Please come out to the Chester County Library this Tuesday at 6pm for the Library Board Meeting. If you have thoughts or concerns, feel free to come by. Everyone is welcome! Your thoughts matter!

Saturday, we will have Family Game Day from 10am – 2pm! Fun for everyone! Board games, video games, card games, gamer games! Come on by! Limited to 10 people, sign up at the front desk.

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Chester County Library Childrens Fall Programs & Library will be Closed Sept 1 for Labor Day

Chester County Library System
Children & Young Adult Programs - Fall Schedule
*All programs are ongoing and open to Chester County residents free of charge and no pre-registration is required.*

STORYTIME – books, stories, music, puppets, crafts

Ages 2-5: 10:30

Chester Main Branch Mondays September 8 – November 24 (No programs Sept 22, 29)
Great Falls Community Library (Tuesdays) September 2 – November 25 (No programs Sept 30, Nov 4 & 11)
Lewisville Community Library (Wednesdays) September 3 – November 19 (No programs Oct 1)


KIDS BOOK CLUB – books, guests, movies, snacks, and games

Grades K5-5th: 3:30-4:30

Chester Main Branch Mondays September 8 – November 24 (No programs Sept 22, 29, and Oct 13)
Great Falls Community Library (Tuesdays) September 2 – November 25 (No programs Sept 30, Nov 4 & 11)
Lewisville Community Library (Wednesdays) September 3 – November 19 (No programs Oct 1)

BLAAST – Teen Adventures

Grades 6th – 12th: 4:45-5:45

Chester Main Branch only (Mondays) September 8 – November 24 (No programs Sept 22, 29 and Oct 13)

Dial – a – Story Call 377-4545 to hear a story read ANYTIME. Story changes every 2 weeks.

For more information on these or any other children’s programs please contact Beth Harris at 377-8145 or by e-mail at bharris@chesterlibsc.org.

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Ancestry.com Program 8/23, 10AM – 11AM & Library Closed 9/1 for Labor Day

Chester County Library to Host Workshop on Ancestry.com.

Are you interested in your family history? Have you begun work on your family tree and gotten stuck? The Chester County Library has a resource that may be able to help in ancestry.com. On Saturday, August 23 from 10 – 11AM at the Main Branch of the Chester County Library, Tally Johnson, Special Services Manager for the library, will be conducting a workshop using Ancestry.com in your family history research. Space is limited to jsut six patrosn and you will need to sign up at the Chester County Library Main Branch. Access to the website will be done via the Library’s account, so no changes will be permitted to your personal files.

Ancestry.com is a privately held Internet company based in Provo, Utah, United States. The largest for-profit genealogy company int he world, it operates a newtork of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries, develops and markets genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services. As of December 2013, the company provided access to approximately 12.7 billion records and had 2.14 million paying subscribers. User-generated content included 191 million updloaded photos and more than 16 million uploaded stories. In addition to its flagship site, Ancestry.com operates Archives.com, Fold3.com, ProGenealogist, 100memories.com, Newspapers.com, Genealogy.com, MyFamily.com, and Rootsweb.com. Family Tree Maker software developed and marketed by the company is advertised as “the #1 selling family history software”.

We will be Closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

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Summer movies at the Library Thursdays at 10am

Summer movies at the Library!  Every Thursday in July starting July 10th at 10am the Chester County Main Library will be showing movies.  The schedule is as follows:

July 10 – Brother Bear

July 17th - Snow Buddies

July 24th - Rio

July 31st – A Bug’s Life

Join the fun this summer and enjoy the cool air conditioning at the library along with great movies!

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Chester Cty Library will be Closed July 4th & 5th 2014

All three Chester County Library locations will be closed on Friday July 4th & Saturday July 5th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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Summer Reading starts June 9th & Voter Information

Before you vote, check out our Voter Information Page.

Summer Reading begins June 9th:

Summer Reading Program
“Fizz, Boom, Read”
The Chester County Library System will offer a six week Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read” at each of our three libraries for children ages 2 through th grade, and a Young Adult Program “Spark a Reaction” for grades 6th – 12th at Chester County Library Main.
Our Tot Trot program includes stories, crafts, fingerplays, music, and games.  Our hour long Book Trek for K5-5th grade children features books, crafts, experiments, games, guests, and music.  There will also be paid performance by the South Carolina Aquarium Rovers on Monday, June 30th at each branch.

Chester County
Library
Monday Tot Trot 10:00 – 10:30 Ages 2-5 Starts
June 9
Book Trek 11:00 – 12:00 K5 – 5th Grade
Tuesday Spark a
Reaction
11:00 – 12:00 6th – 12th Grade June 10
Lewisville
Community Library
Wednesday Tot Trot 10:00 – 10:30 Ages 2-5 June 11
Book Trek 11:00 – 12:00 K5 – 5th Grade
Great Falls
Community Library
Thursday Tot Trot 10:00 – 10:30 Ages 2-5 June 12
Book Trek 11:00 – 12:00 K5 – 5th Grade
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Chester Library Closed May 26 – Memorial Day, Summer Reading in June

The Chester County Library will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer Reading begins June 9th:

Summer Reading Program
“Fizz, Boom, Read”
The Chester County Library System will offer a six week Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read” at each of our three libraries for children ages 2 through th grade, and a Young Adult Program “Spark a Reaction” for grades 6th – 12th at Chester County Library Main.
Our Tot Trot program includes stories, crafts, fingerplays, music, and games.  Our hour long Book Trek for K5-5th grade children features books, crafts, experiments, games, guests, and music.  There will also be paid performance by the South Carolina Aquarium Rovers on Monday, June 30th at each branch.

Chester County
Library
Monday Tot Trot 10:00 – 10:30 Ages 2-5 Starts
 June 9
    Book Trek 11:00 – 12:00 K5 – 5th Grade  
  Tuesday Spark a
Reaction
11:00 – 12:00 6th – 12th Grade June 10
Lewisville
Community Library
Wednesday Tot Trot 10:00 – 10:30 Ages 2-5 June 11
    Book Trek 11:00 – 12:00 K5 – 5th Grade  
Great Falls
Community Library
Thursday Tot Trot 10:00 – 10:30 Ages 2-5 June 12
    Book Trek 11:00 – 12:00 K5 – 5th Grade  
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April Events at the Chester County Library

April 2014 is Free Fines & Food for Fines month for the Chester County Library.  Any outstanding book or movie that is overdue can be returned and there will be no overdue fine for it. Patrons library account can be credited $1.00 per can to reduce current fines.  If you have questions, please contact the Chester County Library at 803-377-8145.

The AARP will continue tax assistance until April 15th in the rear lower level of the main branch.  Tues & Thurs 9am – 1pm (sign-in by noon).

In observance of the Easter holiday, the Chester County Library will be closed on Monday, April 21st.  During this time, there will be a system upgrade to SCLends.  The online catalog will be inaccessible.  There will be no public access to library account/fine information.

Thursday, April 24, Friday the 25th, & Saturday the 26th will be the Friends of the Library Book sale.  Times coming soon!

Coming SOON!!!  —   Free Comic Book Day coming the first Saturday in May!

How are we doing?  Please fill out our Patron Surveys!  There are four categories and only 10 single click questions each!

If you have any questions about any of the above, please contact us at 803-377-8145.

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AARP Tax Assistance at Chester Main Branch Tues & Thurs 9am – 1pm

Tuesday, March 11, the Chester County Library Board will hold its March meeting at the Main Branch in the Karen White Room at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Please join us!  If you have any questions, please contact us at 803-377-8145.

On Tuesday & Thursdays at the Main Branch lower rear entrance, the AARP will be assisting those who need tax assistance free of charge from 9am to 1pm.  Sign in must be by 12 noon.  It will begin Thursday, February 6th and continue to Tuesday, April 15th 2014.

Our Chester Main location is at 100 Center Street, Chester, SC.  With questions, please contact them directly at the times above.

Friends of the Chester County Library will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, February 6th at 6pm.  Tom Hamilton will be speaking and his topic is “Cancer Sucks – I’ve Lived It!”.  He will share his experience with a rare cancer and how it sparked DHEC’s Chester County cancer study.  The annual business meeting of the Friends of the Library will follow his presentation.

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Library Reading Program Allows Kids to Dream Big and Earn Circus Tickets!

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Brings Reading with Ringling!  Library Reading Program to all Chester County Libraries

Chester, South Carolina (January 22, 2014) – Kids are you interested in reading some cool library books?  Are you interested in earning a circus ticket at the same time?  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily and area libraries will be hosting some serious fun with Reading with Ringling Bros!..  The Chester County Main Library, Great Falls Community Library and the Lewisville Community Library will all be participating in the program.

The reading program is easy and fun for kids to participate.  The best part is that kids can earn a Ringling Bros. circus ticket by simply doing their library reading!  Children from ages 2 to 12 simply need to enroll with the librarian, who will give kids everything to start their library reading.  This unique library reading program will encourage children not only to read, but also to discover, dream and learn!  For more information, visit www.ReadingWithRingling.com or call or visit your local library.  After reading 5 library books and getting their Rewards Club Card stamped by the librarian after each book, the children will take the Rewards Club Card to the box office at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina to exchange the pass in person for 1 reserved seat ticket when also purchasing a full price adult ticket (for each full price adult ticket purchased that adult can redeem up to three free kids’ ticket passes).  The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Curcus will be in Columbia March 27-30, 2014.

Want to learn with it takes to soar on the flying trapeze or just what goes into those cream pies that the clowns throw?  Or maybe learn some fun facts about one of the more than 100 cities the mile-long circus train visits or how to teach your old dog a new trick?  It’s easy!  Just visit your local library and enjoy the magic of reading.

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