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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Library closed New Years Day & Board Meeting Jan 14

All of the Chester County Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st in honor of the first day of the New Year.

The Library Board will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, January 14th at 6pm in the Great Falls Branch.  ***UPDATE – The meeting location has changed to the Chester Main Branch at 100 Center Street.***

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December Events at the Library

The Library Board will have their December board meeting on Tuesday, December 10th at 6pm in the Main Branch.  Everyone welcome!

Game Day for December will be cancelled and will resume next year in January.

Canes and Crafts will be Friday, December 20th from 2pm – 4pm.  It is co-sponsored by the Chester County Library and the Chester County 4-H.  FREE for children K5 – 5th grades.  Limit 20 children.  Please register ahead of time at the library by stopping by the front desk or calling 803-377-8145.

Holiday Schedule:  All three locations will be closing early at noon on Monday, December 23rd.  They will also be closed Tuesday – Thursday, December 24, 25, and 26 to celebrate the Holidays.  Lastly, we will have regular hours on New Years Eve, but will be closed for New Years Day, January 1, 2014.

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Main Branch hours changed on Friday & Mrs. Claus Story Time Saturday

100 Center Street – Friday, December 6th, the hours of operation for the main branch will be 9:30am to 3:30pm.  The early closing is due to the Chester County Christmas Parade in which our Bookmobile will be a part. 

Then on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00am – 1:00pm, as part of the downtown Christmas in Chester celebration, the main branch will have Mrs. Claus, who will read Christmas stories to good little boys and girls. Each child will receive a free book written by Kathy Gaddy “Do Snakes Wear Shoes”. Books and candy will be given as supplies last.

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Children Having Fun at Storytime & Book Clubs

The Children’s programming has commenced for the Fall. Click for photos of some great memories.

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November Events at the Chester County Library

Thanksgiving will be celebrated on the 28th & 29th of November and all of the locations will be closed that Thursday & Friday. We will be opening back up on Saturday, the 30th.

All library locations will be closed on Monday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day.

November is Fine Free Month at the Chester County Libraries

Attention all library book and movie lovers – look in your nooks and crannies in your house for overdue books, movies, or any other items from the Chester County Library. Bring them back in the month of November and have their fines forgiven. The board of the Chester County Library system has designated November 2013 as Fine Free Month. Any branch of the library will be able to receive any Chester County Library book or movie. Fine forgiveness does not apply to inter-library loan items.  Any questions, please contact your local library location.

The Chester County Library Board will hold their November meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm at the main branch.

National Game Day is the 3rd Saturday of November, so it will be celebrated here on that day as well. This Month its Saturday, November 16th from 10am – 2pm.

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October Events at the Chester County Library

The Children’s programming for all three Chester County libraries will begin the week of September 23-25.   Storytimes, Kid’s Book Clubs and B.L.A.A.S.T.  Monday’s in Chester, Tuesdays in Great Falls, and Wednesdays in Lewisville.  Click for the complete schedule.

Haunted Chester Events at the Chester County Library.  Sign up at the Chester County Library. 

Events begin Friday, October 25th with a Ghost Walk through Downtown Chester led by local author and our very own Tally Johnson at 5PM and 6PM.  Saturday, October 26th offers a movie showing, local author book signings and Charlotte’s Own Surf-Rock band, The Monterreys, will perform across from the Old Jail on McAliley St from 3pm – 5pm Free!  Click for complete schedule

Tally Johnson was on WSPA TV out of Spartanburg, SC to promote Haunted Chester. Check out his interview here:
WSPA

The Chester Library Board will hold its October meeting on Monday, October 14th at 6pm in the Main Branch location.

Game Day will be postponed for 1 1/2 weeks this month and will be on Monday, October 21st from 6pm – 9pm.  Please sign-up at the Main Library Branch circulation desk.

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September events at the Chester Main Branch

Children’s Programs announced for all three Branches

Storytimes at 10:30am at each branch and Kids Book Clubs from 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Mondays – Chester – B.L.A.A.S.T. for students 6th – 12th grade at 4:45pm – 5:45pm.
Tuesdays – Great Falls
Wednesdays – Lewisville

View the announcement
and a link to a printable format.

Game Day is the 2nd Saturday of the Month. This month its cancelled. It will reconvene on October 12th. Everyone welcome, everyone plays!! Multi-player board games, Two-player games, jigsaw puzzles, video games. Open to everyone!!

The Chester County Library Board will have their September meeting on Monday, September 9th at 6pm at the Main Branch.  As always, it is open to the public and everyone is welcome!  Please contact the Chester Main Branch with any questions at 803-377-8145.

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