A Universe of Stories!

The New York State Summer Reading Program

Kick-off event July 11 at the library.

Summer reading challenge. Prizes!
Register at the library

More. . .

Summer Slide?. . .not something you do for fun, but a loss of reading skills that can happen over summer vacation. See some suggestions for what you can do about it here.

Free Children's Programs:

Magic! * Puppets! * Birds!

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


Thursday, July 11th at 3 p.m.
Birds of Prey, with Trish Marki
Live Raptors!


Thursday, July 18th at 3 p.m.


Rural Soul Drumming 
Play music and sing songs from Africa.


Thursday, July 25th at 3 p.m.
Homespun Community Dancing
with Peter, Paul and George.
Dances from the U.S. and around the world with fiddle and banjo.


Thursday, August 1st at 3 p.m.
Pirates of Book Island
with the Puppet People.



Thursday, August 8th at 2 and 3:15 p.m.
Life of a Star and our Sun
with Planetarium Adventures
Limit 25 people in the·Star Lab, so sign-up is required.

Thursday, August 15th at 3 p.m.
Book Magic
with Magician Joey D.

Saturday, October 19th from 1 to 3 p.m.
Painting with Patrice —  details TBA

Ongoing Programs

Call the Library for details
(518) 494-5384

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) 494-5384, 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.



Book Arts Collection

Selected works from the library's special collection of handmade, limited edition books including some one of a kind children's books.



There is a poster about book typography on view in the display case next to the main Book Arts Collection case.
Or, see the poster online. . .

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Updated 6/30/2019