Working with Trucks at the Chester Library

Working with Trucks

Monday, July 10th at 11:00am at the Chester Main Library

Tuesday, July 11th at 11:00am at the Great Falls Library

Wednesday, July 12th at 11:00am at the Lewisville Community Library

Ages:  Family Friendly Event

Will be reading from the book I’m dirty! / Kate & Jim McMullan.

McMullan, Kate. (Author). McMullan, Jim, 1936- (Added Author).

Trucks from the Department of Transportation will visit the Library.  Note this even will be outside.


Children’s Programs

Please continue to join in the fun at the library in your area. The upcoming programs and initiatives are listed below.
Call Beth Harris at 377-8145 or e-mail for more information.

July 20-August 17

Star Wars Be a Rebel. Read a Book. Summer Reading Tour
All 3 branches will be raffling a Star Wars book.

July 31

Teen Lock-in at Chester Main
6th-12th graders Chester Main 6:00-midnight
Must pre-register and complete paperwork by July 30. Parental permission required. Call or come by to register or for more information

Storytimes for Ages 2-5

Chester County Library                          Mondays 10:30 beginning August 31
Great Falls Library                                  Tuesdays 10:30 beginning September 1
Lewisville Library                                    Wednesdays 10:30 beginning September 2

After-school Book Clubs

Chester County Library                          Mondays 3:30-4:30 beginning August 31
Great Falls Library                                  Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 beginning September 1
Lewisville Library                                    Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 beginning September 2

Dial-a-story – Dial 377-4545 to hear a story. Changes every 2 weeks.



Readers of all ages will explore many types of heroes this summer at all 3 Chester County Libraries with ”Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Library Programs. Activities will include stories and books, creating a theme related snack, group games, planting seeds, fire trucks and a visit from Storyteller Tim Lowry.

The Summer Reading Program is free and open to all children two years old through 5th grade. With a variety of programs, storytimes, arts & crafts, prizes, costumes and guests it will be entertaining while encouraging and motivating children to read in addition to promoting the use of the library.

Days, dates and times are listed below for all 3 libraries:

Chester County Library
Mondays         Tot Trot       10:00-10:30    Ages 2-5    Starts June 1
Book Trek        11:00-12:00    Grades K5-5th

Lewisville Community Library
Wednesdays  Tot Trot       10:00-10:30   Ages 2-5      Starts June 3
Book Trek    11:00-12:00   Grades K5-5th

Great Falls Community Library
Thursdays     Tot Trot         10:00-10:30   Ages 2-5     Starts June 4
Book Trek     11:00-12:00   Grades K5-5th

For more information on these and other children’s programs at the libraries call Beth Harris at 377-8145 or email at

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

Children & Teen Summer Reading Programs at all 3 Locations

Main Branch – 100 Center Street, Chester, SC – 803-377-8145

“Dig Into Reading”
Mondays, June 17 – July 15
    Tot Trot       Ages 2 – 5               10am – 10:30am
    Book Trek   Grades K5 – 5th    11am – 12pm (noon)

“Beneath the Surface”
Tuesdays, June 11 – July 16
    Young Adults  Grades 6th – 12th    11am – 12pm (noon)

Lewisville Community Library, 3771 Lancaster Hwy, Richburg, SC – 803-789-7800

“Dig Into Reading”
Wednesdays, June 19 – July 17
    Tot Trot       Ages 2 – 5             10am – 10:30am
    Book Trek   Grades K5 – 5th   11am – 12pm (noon)

Great Falls Community Library, 42 Calhoun St, Great Falls, SC – 803-482-2149

“Dig Into Reading”
Thursdays, June 13 – July 18
    Tot Trot       Ages 2 – 5             10am – 10:30am
    Book Trek   Grades K5 – 5th   11am – 12pm (noon)

 Be sure to try our Dial-a-story by caling 377-4545

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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