A Universe of Stories!

The New York State Summer Reading Program


The New York State Education Department and the State Library, in partnership with over 1,100 public libraries across the state–of which the Town of Chester Public Library is one–are offering a free, annual summer reading program to provide children and teens the opportunity to access a wealth of summer reading materials. At the library, readers can locate print books, e-books, or audio books. In addition, the library has an extensive offering of programs for children and all readers across the summer including music, theater, and dance performances (some with opportunities to join in!), a magic show, and the return of Star Lab.

A summer reading challenge has been issued for ages 6-17 by the library!!! Prizes, such as a new bike, an e-reader and more, will be awarded for the most pages read and programs attended.

The kick-off event for the Summer 2019 reading program, a free ice cream party, is being held on July 11th immediately following the “Birds of Prey” program scheduled to start at 3PM. All program participants will receive formal recognition for their summer reading achievements at the closing event on August 15th following the “Joey D Magic Show for Kids” at 3 PM. All programs are being held at the library.

To register for the summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories” and to learn more about summer activities designed to beat summer boredom, go to the Town of Chester Public Library, located in the Chestertown Municipal Center. For more information call 518-494-5384.