Hundreds of people from near and far jammed the Chester Library for its annual winter book sale in February. The Friends of the Chester Library are holding their summer book sale July 13 and 14, and the proceeds of these events help purchase new books for the facility's collection, as well as help bankroll the library's operation.
The Town of Chester Library has expanded its collection of children’s books after garnering a grant from a private foundation.
The library was awarded a “Books For Children” grant recently from the Libri Foundation. The 62 new books that were awarded represent both fiction and non-fiction titles as well as special math and science titles. The books are intended for a wide age range, from infants to age 12.
The new books were introduced to local children during a recent visit to the Library by local elementary students. The volumes are now on special display in the Library where they are available for check-out.
Some titles include ”Our White House: Looking in and Looking Out,” “The Sea Trolls Trilogy,” “Sea Queens: Women Pirates From Around the World,” “The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog,” “The Birth and Death of Crazy Horse,” “Scaredy Squirrel,” “Papa and Me,” and “Mirror, Mirror.”
The grant was matched in part by funds raised by the Friends of Chester Library’s annual Winter Book Sale.
A companion Summer Book Sale at the library is to be held Friday and Saturday July 13 and 14 and area citizens are asked to sort through their collections and make donations for the sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Chester Library.
The library is located on the second floor of the Chester Municipal Center, Main St. in Chestertown.