Location & Hours:

MON - THU: 10am - 7pm
FRI: 10am - 5pm
SAT: 10am - 3pm
SUN & Holidays: Closed

733 State Street
Chester, Illinois 62233

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Welcome to the New Chester Public Library Website!!!

“Preserving Tradition, Transforming the Future”


*We are excited for a summer of great programming, please check our calendar page for a complete list of events!!!

*Please note, as of June 6, 2015 our Saturday hours will be 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Teen Event: Banking Basics for Beginners

Banking Basics for Beginners at Chester Library

Opening your first checking account?

 Have questions about e-banking, identity theft, credit ratings, etc.?

Then we have the program for you!

Tuesday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m.

The Chester Public Library and Buena Vista National Bank are partnering to provide          

Banking Basics for Beginners

PLEASE register for this FREE event by Tuesday, June 16 by going to our Event Registration Page or calling 826-3711



Adult program: Monday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m.


“The river was in God’s hands, the cows in ours.” So passed the days on Indian Farm, a dairy operation on 720 acres of rich Illinois bottomland. In this collection, Alan Guebert and his daughter-editor Mary Grace Foxwell recall Guebert’s years on the land working as part of that all-consuming collaborative effort known as the family farm…”

Alan Guebert has written the nationally syndicated column “The Farm and Food File” since 1993. His awards include Writer of the Year and Master Writer from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association. Alan and his wife, the lovely Catherine, live in rural Delavan, Illinois. He can be found on the Web at www.farmandfoodfile.com

Mary Grace Foxwell graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 2007. She and her husband Andrew co-direct the social media advisory firm Foxwell Digital in Madison, Wisconsin. Gracie may be reached at www.foxwelldigital.com

Register for the event here.