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:

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.

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.

Porkchop Productions will present “The Three Goats Gruff” June 10th – Summer Reading Kick-off Event

Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this Summer as the Chester County Library presents “Dig Into Reading” during their Summer library program. Activities may include programs on plants and soil, constructing a dirt cake, animals that live underground, gnomes, rocks, and more.

The 2013 Summer Reading Program is open to children ages 2 years old through fifth grade with programs, prize drawings, stories, puppets and more.

Programs will kick off in all three libraries with a special performance of “The Three Goats Gruff” by Porkchop Productions on Monday, June 10th. A schedule of locations and times is listed below:

Chester Main Library:             11:00am
Lewisville Community Library:   2:00pm
Great Falls Community Library: 4:00pm

For more information, call Beth Harris at the Chester County Library 803-377-8145 or email bharris@chesterlibsc.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings Reading with Ringling! Library reading program to all Chester county libraries

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 & Bailey 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.Ò 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 Circus will be in Columbia March 7-10, 2013.

Want to learn what 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.

Children’s 2013 Programs Begin at the Main Branch

Storytime begins January 7 and runs through April 29th. For ages 2-5, Mondays (toddlers) at 10:30 (except for library holidays)

Kids Book Club begins January 7 and runs through April 29th. Mondays from 3:30 – 4:30pm. For students in 5K – 5th grades (except for library & school holidays). Books, guests, movies, snacks, & games and more!

B.L.A.A.S.T. (Bright, Literate, Almost-Adults, Sharing Thoughts) begins January 7 and runs through April 29th. Mondays from 4:45 – 5:45pm. For grades 6 – 12. Books, games, guests, snacks and adventures!

Storytime begins January 8 and runs through April 30th. For ages 2-5, Tuesdays at 10:30.

Dial-A-Story 803-377-4545 – Children can listen to a story via phone. Story changes every 2 weeks.

Star Wars 501st Legion/ Carolina Garrison/ Rebel Legion

As part of our Summer Reading program, Chester County Library partnered with DK Publishing to bring an incredible finale to our patrons. We were pleased to have members from the Star Wars 501st Legion including the Carolina Garrison and the Rebel Legion to be part of our event.  Biker Scouts, a Tie Fighter Pilot,  a Tuscan Raider, Padme Amidala, Obi Wan Kenobi, Barriss Offee, as well as some Jedi younglings were on hand to help us celebrate

YA Summer Reading Walking Ghost Tour

Thursday July 12 we will be hosting a Walking Ghost Tour for our Young Adult Summer Readers(6th-12th graders) however all patrons are invited.  Mr. Tally Johnson will lead a tour around the historically haunted sites in our downtown area.  During the tour he will discuss the old Chester County Jail, The old Powell Theatre and other interesting spots.

K5-5th Summer Reading Finale

Chester County Library is excited to announce the finale of our summer reading program “Dream Big”.  To help us celebrate, members of the Star Wars 501st Legion have planned to be in attendance on Monday July 9th at the main library.


11:00-12:00 for our Kindergarten through 5th grade summer reading program participants

12:00-1:00 for the general public

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