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J. Lewis Crozer Library

"Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest."
-Lady Bird Johnson

Established as The Lyceum in 1769 and chartered as The J. Lewis Crozer Library in 1925, this Chester institution offers a number of valuable services and resources to the community. Book-hunters will find children's/adult fiction and non-fiction, special collections and reference materials. Programs include: Children's Story Hours, The Summer Reading Program and other special events for adults and children throughout the year. With new lighting, landscaping, carpeting, and a refurbished community room, visitors can be proud of a library which offers photocopying and faxing services, a large videotape rental collection, audio books, literacy tutoring, children's story hours and events. Additionally, the library will soon offer computers with Internet access.

The Library's bookshelves reach across the entire country. Through interlibrary loans, Chester residents can get a copy of any book available in U.S. libraries – and requests are free.