Free Comic Book Day Saturday, May 2nd at all 3 Chester Library Locations

FreeComicBookDaySaturday, May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day at the Chester County Libraries. Come in and get a FREE COMIC BOOK. One per patron, please.

In the meantime, feel free to stop by and check out our Graphic Novel and Comic Book movie collection. Graphic Novels can be checked out for 2 weeks and movies for one.

Everyone is welcome! Hours Saturday are 10:00am to 2:00pm. If you have any questions about this call us at the main branch. 803.377.8145.

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

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.

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 Program 8/23, 10AM – 11AM & Library Closed 9/1 for Labor Day

Chester County Library to Host Workshop on

Are you interested in your family history? Have you begun work on your family tree and gotten stuck? The Chester County Library has a resource that may be able to help in On Saturday, August 23 from 10 – 11AM at the Main Branch of the Chester County Library, Tally Johnson, Special Services Manager for the library, will be conducting a workshop using in your family history research. Space is limited to jsut six patrosn and you will need to sign up at the Chester County Library Main Branch. Access to the website will be done via the Library’s account, so no changes will be permitted to your personal files. is a privately held Internet company based in Provo, Utah, United States. The largest for-profit genealogy company int he world, it operates a newtork of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries, develops and markets genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services. As of December 2013, the company provided access to approximately 12.7 billion records and had 2.14 million paying subscribers. User-generated content included 191 million updloaded photos and more than 16 million uploaded stories. In addition to its flagship site, operates,, ProGenealogist,,,,, and Family Tree Maker software developed and marketed by the company is advertised as “the #1 selling family history software”.

We will be Closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Summer Reading starts June 9th & Voter Information

Before you vote, check out our Voter Information Page.

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

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!

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If you have any questions about any of the above, please contact us at 803-377-8145.

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