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


Keep Watching This Space!

We have some exciting things coming to you soon.  Check out our calendar of events for upcoming classes and programs.  Take a look at some of our database links to search for interesting information.  Keep checking back for updates and changes to our page.  Thanks for stopping by!

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