December Holiday Hours for the Chester County Library

All locations of the Chester County Library will be closed Wednesday, December 24th – Saturday, December 27th for the holidays. They will reopen regular business hours on Monday, December 29th. Thank you for your patronage and Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas to all!

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Canes & Crafts at the main branch Dec 22 10:30 – 12:30

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Canes & Crafts

The Chester County Library System and Chester County 4-H are co-sponsoring a morning of fun at the Chester County Main Library called Canes & Crafts on Monday, December 22 from 10:30am – 12:30pm for children in K5 – 5th grade.

Activities will include making seasonal crafts, playing games, reading books, and creating a snack. There is NO FEE required.

This program is LIMITED to the first 20 children to register by calling 803-377-8145 or by stopping at the front desk at the Chester County Library.

For more information, please contact Beth Harris at 803-377-8145 or e-mail at bharris@chesterlibsc.org.

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Christmas Events at the Chester County Library

Dec. 1-5, 2014 is Fine Free Week at the Chester County Libraries

In the Spirit of the Season, the Board of the Chester County Library System has designated December 1-5, 2014 as Fine Free Week. Return outstanding books or movies and the fine will be waived. Any branch of the library will be able to receive any Chester County Library book or movie.

This does not apply to Inter-Library Loan books or movies.

Early Closing

100 Center Street – Friday, December 5th, the hours of operation for the main branch will be 10:00am to 3:00pm. The early closing is due to the Chester County Christmas Parade in which our Bookmobile will be a part.

Then on Saturday, December 6th, as part of the downtown Christmas in Chester, the main branch will have Mrs. Claus from 9:00am – 12:00pm, who will read Christmas stories to good little boys and girls. Each child will receive a free book. Books will be given as supplies last. Please use the side entrance.

The rest of the main branch of library will be open regular business hours from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

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November Holiday Schedule for all 3 Chester County Library Locations

The three locations of the Chester County Library will be closed in observance the following holidays.

Tuesday, November 4th for the General Election.
Tuesday, November 11th for Veteran’s Day.
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday November 27-29th for Thanksgiving.

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October 2014 Events Ghost Walk & More

Chester County Library Annual Ghost Walk and Talk Event
(in partnership with the Chester County Historical Society)

Ghost Walk of downtown Chester Friday October 24 2014 6 PM & 7 PM
$10 per person and FREE for ages 12 and under with a paid adult
Tickets available via Haunted Chester 2014 Event page at eventbrite.com

Wear comfy shoes and bring a flashlight.

The Ghost Walk is part of a larger Chester event called:

Haunted Chester 2014

Friday, October 24th – Ghost Walk with Tally Johnson – 6pm & 7pm, $10 per person

Friday, October 24th & 31st – Ghost Tour of 1914 Jail – Hourly Tours starting at 8pm. last tour starts at Midnight, $15 per person

Saturday, October 25th & November 1st – Ghost Tours – 1914 Jail – Hourly Tours 8pm – 11pm, $15 per person
CAPS Paranormal Tour – Midnight – 2am, $40 per person

October 25th – Wild Child Ball at the Summit (803) 581-3663

Tickets available on Eventbrite: HauntedChester2014 and at the Chester County Historical Society (803) 385-2332

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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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