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To pre-register your attendance at any program or if you have a question about an upcoming program,

 e-mail, text  618-826-0942 or call to speak with a librarian at 618-826-3711



733 State Street, Chester, IL  62233




  Lap-Sits for children birth to age 5 with an adult partner are held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday   Join us for a story, songs, and a simple craft.



Boys and girls who enjoy reading chapter books are invited to join Miss Lisa on Friday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. for crafts, a snack and a brief discussion of favorite chapter books.*Please let Miss Lisa know if you plan to attend.


Coming soon - information about our FUN summer reading program


Every Wednesday, May 28 - June 25 at 1:00 p.m., we will have a special program for boys and girls!  Watch for details in May.




Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. - Join us for an informal book discussion on Tim Townsend’s MISSION AT NUREMBERG: AN AMERICAN ARMY CHAPLAIN AND THE TRIAL OF THE NAZIS”.  We will play a recording of Pastor Gerecke sharing his memories and discuss the book so many of us are reading.  Please let Tammy know if you plan to attend.


Coupon Users Group - Tuesday, April 6:30 p.m.


Shakespeare at COLE MEMORIAL PARK!  Please join us in welcoming Stone Soup Shakespeare "As You Like It" at Cole Memorial Park on Sunday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m.  Please bring - lawn chairs or blankets, picnics/snacks, beverages, and a canned or boxed food donation for Chester Area Christian Food Pantry.  To learn more about Stone Soup Shakespeare, visit their website at:


The Chester Public Library is partnering with the Randolph County Historical Society and the Randolph County Genealogical Society to bring you two special events –


Thursday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m. – Chicago Author Stan “Tex” Banish will discuss his third book, ROADSIDE HISTORY OF ILLINOIS


Tuesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. – Alan Hoffman will present LAFAYETTE IN AMERICA: 1824-1825


Friends of the Library Meeting

Monday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m.

All members and prospective members are welcome and encouraged to attend.



Call the library at 826-3711

for more information.





          Ladies group Tuesday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, June 4 at 9:00 a.m. - Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland


Coed evening group - will meet on Tuesday, May 6

at  7:00 p.m. -

Day After Night by Anita Diamont


If you would like to join a book discussion group, please contact a librarian for details.


The next meeting of the Chester Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, May 12 at 4:15 p.m. in the Community Room.









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