Movies at the Library Thursdays in October

The Chester County Library main branch will be showing movies for the elderly on every Thursday in October.  The movie starts at 10:30 am.  The listing and dates of the movies will be:

1st – Grumpy Old Men

8th – The Bucket List

15th – Harold and Maude

22nd – The Lucy Show

29th – Fried Green Tomatoes

Come out and enjoy a blast from the past.

Contact information:  Claudette Graham, 803.377.8145

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The Chester County library received over 1,500 films this week.

The Jessica Autumn Bannon Memorial Film Collection was donated by the Bannon family to honor the late South Carolina artist and model.

The first 150 titles are ready for release on Saturday, September 26 as part of the library’s Batman Day Event, which will also feature games, puzzles, free posters and 500+ free comics for library visitors.

The remaining films will be released at a rate of 25 each week throughout the coming year.

View the complete list of 1500+ films and television programs.

Collection Summary

The Jessica Autumn Bannon Memorial Film Collection serves Chester County and all of South Carolina. The collection of 1500+ titles spans many film and television genres, representative of its namesake’s eclectic tastes. The collection also includes personalized notes imprinted on some of the film covers. Each title is labeled as part of the collection.

The purpose of the collection is to honor the late Jessica Bannon by providing fine, intelligent, quirky, shocking, silly, informative and endearingly different films and television programs. It includes the latest hits and blockbusters, documentaries, foreign films and selected works from nearly every genre. The bulk of the collection will be housed at the Chester County Public Library in Chester, South Carolina. Some will be placed in the Great Falls and Lewisville branches. Specific titles may be requested via inter-library loan using the SC Lends system.

Collection Size

~1,500 Films & Television Programs

About Jessica Autumn Bannon

Jessica was a local artist and model residing in South Carolina. A featured artist at Art Bar Agora VI in Five Points, Columbia, South Carolina in 2014, Jessica’s work was also on semi-permanent display at the popular Columbia night spot, Red Door. She frequently appeared as a model in ads in South Carolina periodicals: The State, Free Times and the 5ive Points Visitor’s Guide. She was in the feature film Death Sentence (2007) with Kevin Bacon. Jessica died on January 16, 2015. She rests in the Ramsey Creek Preserve in Westminster, South Carolina.

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Library Closed September 7th for Labor Day

All Chester County Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

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New Hours for all Branches 10am – 6pm M-F, 10-2 Sat. Starting Monday, August 31

The summer hours at all three Chester County Library locations will end on August 30th 2015.  The new hours as of Monday, August 31st 2015 will be from 10am – 6pm Monday through Friday and 10am – 2pm Saturday.

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Children’s Programs

Please continue to join in the fun at the library in your area. The upcoming programs and initiatives are listed below.
Call Beth Harris at 377-8145 or e-mail for more information.

July 20-August 17

Star Wars Be a Rebel. Read a Book. Summer Reading Tour
All 3 branches will be raffling a Star Wars book.

July 31

Teen Lock-in at Chester Main
6th-12th graders Chester Main 6:00-midnight
Must pre-register and complete paperwork by July 30. Parental permission required. Call or come by to register or for more information

Storytimes for Ages 2-5

Chester County Library                          Mondays 10:30 beginning August 31
Great Falls Library                                  Tuesdays 10:30 beginning September 1
Lewisville Library                                    Wednesdays 10:30 beginning September 2

After-school Book Clubs

Chester County Library                          Mondays 3:30-4:30 beginning August 31
Great Falls Library                                  Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 beginning September 1
Lewisville Library                                    Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 beginning September 2

Dial-a-story – Dial 377-4545 to hear a story. Changes every 2 weeks.

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Library closed Friday, July 3rd & Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day

In observance of our Nation’s Independence Day, the Chester County Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. We will reopen on Monday July 6th regular Summer Hours 9am – 5pm.

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Movies at the Library!

Summer Movies at the Library!

Join us for movies at the Library this summer.  All movies are absolutely free and there will be two (2) shows on the day they are airing.  The schedule is as follows:

June 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11am and 1pm.

The first movie June 11th will be Big Hero 6.
The next movie June 18th will be Daddy Daycare

Kids 12 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Large groups of 8 or more, please contact Claudette Graham at 803.377.8569.


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Chester County young people in grades 6th-12th are invited to participate in “UNMASK!” the Chester County Library’s young adult summer program which will begin on Tuesday, June 9 at 11:00am. Teens are encouraged to come to the library and take part in all the special programs and adventures offered.

The programs are entertaining as well as educational and will include, “Cooking with Books”, a trip to the Zone at the YMCA and several other walking field trip adventures. They will culminate with a Teen Lock-in at the Library.

The “UNMASK!” programs will usually meet on Tuesday mornings at 11:00 at the Chester County Main Library, 100 Center Street, Chester SC. A complete schedule of activities will be distributed on June 9.

Please contact Beth Harris at 377-8145 or by email for more information.

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Chester County Library Summer Hours June 1 – August 30, 2015

All Chester County Library locations will have new hours for the Summer starting June 1, 2015 to August 30, 2015.  It will be open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

If you have any questions, please contact the Main Library at 803.377.8145.

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Readers of all ages will explore many types of heroes this summer at all 3 Chester County Libraries with ”Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Library Programs. Activities will include stories and books, creating a theme related snack, group games, planting seeds, fire trucks and a visit from Storyteller Tim Lowry.

The Summer Reading Program is free and open to all children two years old through 5th grade. With a variety of programs, storytimes, arts & crafts, prizes, costumes and guests it will be entertaining while encouraging and motivating children to read in addition to promoting the use of the library.

Days, dates and times are listed below for all 3 libraries:

Chester County Library
Mondays         Tot Trot       10:00-10:30    Ages 2-5    Starts June 1
Book Trek        11:00-12:00    Grades K5-5th

Lewisville Community Library
Wednesdays  Tot Trot       10:00-10:30   Ages 2-5      Starts June 3
Book Trek    11:00-12:00   Grades K5-5th

Great Falls Community Library
Thursdays     Tot Trot         10:00-10:30   Ages 2-5     Starts June 4
Book Trek     11:00-12:00   Grades K5-5th

For more information on these and other children’s programs at the libraries call Beth Harris at 377-8145 or email at

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