Visit our collection of rare & handmade books in the

Book Arts Collection

Looking for something to read?

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 your books up in Chestertown.



    9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    9 a.m–1 p.m


Tuesdays & Sundays

Legal Holidays

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Call during inclement weather


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

Storybook Trail
at Dynamite Hill

Enjoy a walk along a nature trail while reading a children’s book together.
Books change with the seasons. The current title is The Home Builders by Varsha Bajaj.

Next Friends of the Library Meeting:

September 13, 2024

Please join us at 10 AM in the Library

Library Trustees

Meet at

8 a.m.

In the Library

Meeting schedule
and agendas


Southern Adirondack Library


Free audio books and

Free movies, audio books,
e-books and more.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Digital Media

What’s Happening At The Library?

In the Municipal Center
6307 Rt. 9
P.O. Box 451
Chestertown, New York 12817
(518) 494-5384

This website is funded and 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 Public Library. The Friends of the Library uses proceeds from fund raising events and membership fees to host educational events, provide programming for children and adults, and to purchase books, periodicals and equipment for the Library.

Updated 7/19/24