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The Friends of the Library was organized in 1994 by members of the community who were instrumental in the establishment of the new Town of Chester library.  It is registered with the IRS under Section 501(c)(3).

The organization exists to coordinate the activities of persons interested in books, libraries and online access to information;  focus public attention on library needs, facilities and services; to conduct fund-raising activities to fund supplement the library’s town budget and provide additional activities and services; stimulate gifts and donations; and enrich the cultural opportunities available to the citizens of and visitors to the Town of Chester.

The Friends contributes substantially to the library through the purchase of newspaper and magazine subscriptions, acquisitions of books and electronic media, and computers and other equipment.  We also support children’s programs and the summer reading program.

Friends of the Library
Board of Directors

Linda Taverni - Chair
Robert Walp - Vice Chair

Lynne Hagmann - Corresponding Secretary
Linda Thorsen - Recording Secretary
Richard McCrum - Treasurer

Kathleen Rivers - Director
Sharon Andrews - Director

 

Meetings are held the 2nd Friday of each month from September to June, at 10am in the library. Everyone is welcome.

 

The library is located on the second floor of the Town of Chester Municipal Center on the Main Street of the Village of Chestertown

Contact

The Friends of the Town of Chester Library
P.O. Box 451
Chestertown, New York 12817
(518) 494-5384

FOLChester@gmail.com

In addition and separate from the Friends are the Library Board of Trustees. The Trustees oversee the daily operation of the library and its staff in conjunction with the Town Board of the Town of Chester. More about the trustees and the library can be found at the main library website.

www.chesterlibrary.org

Updated 9/26/18