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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

Story Time with Wendy!


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Stories & Music


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





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Library Hours

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

All patrons including children are required to wear a mask.

Hours: M, W, Th, F
9 AM–1 PM

Closed on
Martin Luther King Day

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

Find us


Today in History

at the Library of Congress

Download the latest Friends of the Library newsletter

Crandall Library Folklife Center

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

Next Library Trustees Meeting
February 16, 2022
7:00 PM, in the Library





Free Books for Preschoolers



Imagination Library Registration Information



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The New York Public Library Best Books of 2021
for Children, Adults, Teens, and Poetry


National Public Radio's Best Books of 2021

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 12/19/21