Free Tax Aid at Chester Main & Lewisville Locations

The AARP is offering Free Tax Aid at the Chester County Library Main branch in the lower rear entrance; the former Learning Center.  Tuesdays & Thursdays February 5th – April 15th from 9am – 1pm.

Contact Martha Hatcher directly at 374-1549.  There is no charge, no age requirement, no income level requirement.  No appointments needed and
walk-ins are welcome.

Representatives from The Benefit Bank of South Carolina, a program of the SC Office of Rural Health, will be doing Free Tax & FAFSA filing at the Lewisville Community Library on Tuesday February 12, 2013, starting at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Anyone with incomes less then $60,000.00 is eligible. For more information you can contact Lewisville Library 803-789-7800

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.

Hours:

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

12:00-1:00 for the general public

Cocky’s Reading Express Visit

On June 13, Cocky and his friends visted us at the Chester County Library.  Cocky’s friends read a few books while Cocky did some acting.  They handed out books and took time to pose with our patrons and staff.  We all had a great time and look forward to his next visit.  Thanks Cocky!

Community Helpers Day

Community Helpers Day, June 12, 2012
As part of our summer programs for children and families, the Lewisville Library held a Community Helpers Day on Tuesday, June 12th. Mr. Agee and Eric Hudson brought the big yellow truck from the Richburg Fire and Rescue Department to the library, and talked wih the children about fire prevention and safety. Everyone got to try on the fire fighters’ gear, sit in the fire truck, and sound the siren! Next, Deputy Kito Crank from the Chester County Sheriffs Department spoke with the children about what it means to be a law enforcement officer and some of the duties of the job. We even got to see his tazer gun! Big thanks to the community helpers who gave their time for this event. A good time was had by all.

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