JOB FUNCTION: Under the direct supervision of the Library Director or Office Manager. Will be required to perform all tasks related to day to day operation of the Library. Work involves providing a full range of library services to all patrons in Chester County.

REQUIREMENTS: Associates degree or comparable work experience in a public service role is required. Must have good reading skills and computer skills. Must have reliable transportation. Some travel between branches may be required.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: Applications are online at Applications must be mailed to Chester County Library Assistant Search, Post Office Box 74, Chester, South Carolina 29706.

No applications will be accepted in person or at any Chester County Library Branch. MUST BE MAILED TO ADDRESS ABOVE.

Applications will be accepted from March 20, 2015, through April 3, 2015. EOE

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Reading with Ringling at all Chester County Library Locations

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY BRINGS Reading with Ringling!  Library Reading Program to Chester County Libraries

Library Reading Program Allows Kids to DREAM BIG and Earn Circus Tickets!

 Chester, South Carolina (February 4 & 6, 2015) 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 & Bailey 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 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 Circus will be in Columbia April 2-5, 2015.

Want to learn what 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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Children’s Programming for Winter/Spring 2015

Children’s Programming Winter/Spring 2015

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The Chester County Library will be closed Jan 19, 2015 for Martin Luther King’s Birthday

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Chester County Library is closed Thursday, New Years Day

All locations of the Chester County Library will be closed for New Years Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015.  We will reopen on Friday, January 2.  Happy New Year!

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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


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

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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

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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