Chester-Horicon Summer
Reading Program

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Designed for kids ages 5 to 12 to encourage life-long reading habits. Read for a chance to win a new E-reader and other prizes. Earn one point per page and unlock games and other incentives. Program begins on July 1st and ends on August 22nd. Click here to get started.


Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.


Friends of the Library Basket Raffle Fundraiser!

Drawing will be held September 12, 2021

See the baskets and purchase tickets



The more you buy the better your chances!


Free Books for Children

Birth to 4 Years Old!

Library Registration Information


Library Current Events

Books, Music, Videos, and Activities for All Children

Story Time with Wendy!


Friday mornings on facebook
Stories & Music

Now Available –Library Survey Results

From January 26 – February 15, 2021, the Town of Chester Library Board of Trustees conducted a community survey to gather information about Library patron satisfaction and to collect suggestions for expanding and improving Library services. Conducting a survey has its challenges and limitations under the best of conditions; conducting a survey during a pandemic presented some unique challenges, especially in terms of distributing and collecting the survey. While the exact number of surveys distributed cannot be determined, 243 surveys were returned…all electronically, which is how the survey was conducted.

See the survey results

Catalog and Interlibrary Loan

Looking for a book or digital media?
The Town of Chester Library is part of the Southern Adirondack Library System. If we don't have what you're looking for, you can search all member libraries, order online and pick up in Chestertown.

Print Materials

Library Hours

(as of 6/1/2021)
The Library is
currently in Phase 4 of our re-opening plan:

Online ordering

Open for browsing
Curbside pickup
Computer use
Fax, scan, copy, & printing

Unvacinnated patrons and children required to wear a mask.


Hours: M, W, Th, F
Saturday 9 AM
–1 PM

518-494-5384 (voice)
518-494-5171 (fax)

Find us



The Library is located in the Town of Chester Municipal Center on Main Street in Chestertown, New York

Today in History

at the Library of Congress

Next Library Trustees Meeting

June 16, 2021–7 p.m.
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Crandall Library Folklife Center

Exhibits & research for Southern Adirondacks and the Upper Hudson River Valley

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The New York Public Library Best Books of 2020
for Children, Adults, Teens, and Poetry


National Public Radio's Best Books of 2020

This website is managed by The Friends of the Town of Chester Public Library, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to supplement the budget of the Town of Chester Library. The Friends of the Library uses proceeds from fund raising events and membership fees to host educational events, provide programming for children, and to purchase books, periodicals and equipment for the library.

Updated 6/7 /21