Programs & Events


Book Arts

Gallery Exhibits




Friends Lecture Series
(7:00 pm in the library)

January 23, 2019
Greg Schaefer
Ride Up Slide Down:
Early skiing in the Gore Mountain Region

February 21, 2019
Joan Collins
All About Birds

Special Events

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10 am
Chestertown Rotary holiday party at the Municipal Center - Santa Claus and free books donated by the Friends of the Library

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 12 noon
Friends of the Library/Trustees holiday party.

Friday & Saturday, February 22 & 23, 2019
Winter booksale.

Book Arts Collection

Part I in a series of posters about book typography in the display case next to the main collection case. Or, see the poster online. . .

Twice Yearly Book Sale

We hold two book sales a year, after Presidents’s week in February and the weekend after July 4th.
Your generous contributions make these events possible. Gently used books, music CDs, DVDs and audio books on CD are gratefully accepted. Due to limitations in storage space, we only accept Adirondack Life and craft magazines. Items may be left in the wood box near the front desk in the library or in Room 210 across from the Library, on Wednesdays when the Farmer’s Market is open and Fridays through the rest of the year from 9 – 11 a.m. We are sorry that we can no longer accept encyclopedia, vinyl records, music cassette and VCR tapes, or textbooks. If you would like to volunteer to work at the book sales, email andrewssom@gmail.com or leave a message for Sharon at the library.

Ongoing Programs
Call the Library for details
Turning Pages Book Club
The Book Club, which has been meeting for several year, meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am in the library, and warmly welcomes new members. The choices for each season are voted on by our members and offer a variety of reading experiences. They are posted on the library bulletin board.
For more information, contact Judy at judecnm@aol.com.
Story Time
Music and stories with Wendy. Every Friday at 10:30 am
Libraries Rock!
Win a bike or an E-reader. Ages 6-11 and 12-17. For details contact the Town of Chester Library at 518-494-4189, or the Horicon Library at 518-494-4189.
Museum Passes
The Friends have purchased discount or free passes for The Wild Center, Adirondack Experience and the Hyde Collection which can be checked out at the library.
Adopt an Author
Pick your favorite author and agree to purchase their next work for the library which gives you the option of being the first to check it out and have your donation noted on a bookplate.
Born To Read
Keep track of the books you read to your pre-school child and get a free book to start their home library.
Sign up at the library.

Updated 12/2/2018

Free Children's Programs:

Magic! * Puppets! * Animals!

Held in the library unless noted otherwise
518-494-5384 for information


Saturday, December 8, from
10 am to 1 pm

Annual Gingerbread Workshop!
Decorate a pre-assembled gingerbread house. Sign up by calling the library to reserve your house. There is a $10 material fee. Walk-ins are welcome, but there are a limited number of houses available, so best to call.