National Library Week

WP_20160407_006National Library Week will be observed April 10-16, 2016

We, at the library, encourage you to drop in this week and either get a library card or use your library card.  The books are free!

Your library card gives you access to books 24/7.

Ask us more about how you can download free ebooks with your library card!



Monday, April 11th           10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Great Falls Library – Tuesday, April 12  10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Lewisville Library – Wednesday, April 13     10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Storytime this week will kick off the “Week of the Young Child.

Sponsored by the Chester County Library and First Steps

What is the week of the Young Child?

The Week of the Young Child, was begun by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an organization that focuses on providing systems and practices that promote the developmental growth of young children.  The Week of the Young Child (WOYC), April 10-16 offers a platform for shining a spotlight on the importance of early childhood in a child’s development.  Best practices for the youngest learners begin before their birth.  Regular prenatal checkups, is a launch-pad for a child to enter the world able to thrive, with the potential to grow physically and intellectually into a productive member of society.   Literacy can be a portal to countless adventures to anywhere at any time.  This “door to adventure” sets the tone for the week.  “Doors to Adventure” will be opened as volunteers branch out at various sites to read to preschool children in childcare centers and childcare homes in community locations.


Reading with Ringling Bros.!


  • Pick up a Rewards Club card at any of our libraries
  • Limit one card per child
  • Offer valid only for ages 2-12 (under 2 no ticket required)
  • Read 5 books and receive 5 stamps at library
  • Once your card has 5 stamps, exchange it in person at the Colonial Life Arena Box Office in Columbia, SC for one reserved seat ticket when also purchasing one full price adult ticket.
  • For each one full price adult ticket purchased, you can redeem up to 3 free kid’s ticket Rewards Club cards
  • Limit one free kid’s ticket per Rewards Club card redeemed
  • Your Rewards Club Card is redeemable January 4-January 29 for the January 26-29, 2017 circus in Columbia only
  • To ensure seating, redeem your Rewards Club card well in advance of your desired performance
  • See Rewards Club card for further details
  • While supplies last

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
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
11:00 – 12:00 6th – 12th Grade June 10
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  

Lewisville Links

During the month of May we tracked library users and made each user a link in a paper chain. Despite being closed on three regular work days, we were busy this month!  Here’s what the chain looked like at the end of the month. How many library users do you think we counted? Please stop by the Lewisville Library and check it out.

Chester County Library is joining SCLENDS

Chester County Library is joining SCLENDS, a consortium of 16 county library systems within the state. SCLENDS will increase our patrons’ access to materials from approximately 93,000 volumes to over 2.5 million volumes. Your library card will give you access to over 53 locations across the state.

As Chester County Library prepares to go live SCLENDS June 1, 2012, our patrons will be affected by several changes. During preparations for migration to this consortium we will be moving to the open source library automation software called Evergreen.  This will allow us to move funds from licensing software to providing services.  There will be several interruptions to normal services during this adjustment time.  Please be patient during this time of improving services for Chester County.  The functions affected are as follows:

May 8, 2012: No consortium holds can be made after this date until June 2nd.

May 22, 2012: All Libraries closed – staff training and computer software migration.

June 1st: Overdue notices will not be mailed.  Patrons will only be notified by email or text.

To learn more about SCLENDS go to


1 26 27 28 29