Chesterfield County Library System

Oct 29, 2014 ~  Food For Fines - November 1 - December 15, 2015 : 

Exchange food for overdue fines!

Jul 1, 2012 ~  Vision & Mission: 

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Holiday Hours
Dec. 23 - Closed for Staff Training
Christmas Holidays
Closed  Dec. 24, 25, 26, 27
New Year's Day
New Year's Eve - Dec. 31, 2014 Closing @ 1:00
New Year's Day - Jan. 1, 2015 Closed

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Libraries Closed

Date: Dec 23, 2014
All libraries closed for Staff Training....

Happy Holidays

Date: Dec 24, 2014
All libraries closed for Christmas Holidays...

Happy Holidays

Date: Dec 25, 2014
All libraries closed...

Food For Fines

November 1 - December 15, 2014

Exchange canned goods & other foods for library overdue fines to help Harvest for Hope Food Bank.   Food for Fines,  will be offered from November 1-December 15, 2014, at all Chesterfield County Public Libraries.  Library card holders will get $1 in current fines* waived for each can or package of the following foods:

  • Canned meats chicken or tuna
  • Canned vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • beans
  • Toiletries
  • Diapers
  • Detergent
  • Cereal

Bring canned goods, or items in boxes or plastic bags (no glass can be accepted) to the circulation desk at your library. Don't forget to bring your library card!

  • No glass containers
  • No open packages
  • No repackaged or expired food

All donations go to Harvest Hope Food Bank - Pee Dee Area Food Drive.  * Food for Fines does NOT include replacement fees for lost or damaged materials, card replacement fees, and future overdue fines.

Children's Programs

We are pleased to introduce our new Youth Services Manager, Mrs. Charity Harvey, from Ruby, SC. Preschool story hours have resumed, and follow this schedule:

11:00 am Mondays--Chesterfield Main Library

11:00am Tuesdays--Pageland Library

11:00 am Wednesdays--Matheson Library in Cheraw

The library's after school program will take on a new approach this fall with an interactive monthly program geared towards school aged children between 6 and 11 years old.  The afterschool programs will be held the last full week of each month in the larger branches, following this schedule:

Monday--Chesterfield Main Branch 3:30-4:30 pm
Tuesday: Pageland Library 3:30-4:30 pm
Wednesday--Fannie D. Memorial Library in Jefferson 3:30-4:30 pm
Thursday: Matheson Library in Cheraw, 3:30-4:30 pm

This December come join Mrs. Harvey for a fun filled hour of ornament making, candy, and winter games! Due to schools closing for Christmas break, the Program will run December 15th-18th.

Mrs. Harvey and Miss Anna Boan are pleased to host a Teen Poetry Slam at the Matheson Library on December 19th from 5:30-6:30 pm. This slam is open to ALL teens, ages 13-18. Due to this being an after hours event, any teen wishing to participate must pre-register, and sign a Code of Conduct, along with a parent. If you would like to enter the contest and receive the rules for entering, please contact Mrs. Harvey at 843-623-3028, or Anna Boan at 843-537-3571.

And don't forget to participate in our Kid's and Teen's Contests this month! We have "Elf on the Shelf" for ages 3-13, and a "12 Gingerbread Men of Christmas" for teens, 14-18. We encourage all who wish to enter, for a chance at a prize! Contests run December 1st-20th.

If you are interested in knowing what is going on with the teens and the Chesterfield County Library, contact Mrs. Harvey at 623-3028.

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

We are in to a new year….a new reading challenge!! This year we will be stirring up the pot a bit…the soup pot.  We have kicked off the “Alphabet Soup” Reading Challenge.  It will run from Jan 1st, 2014 through Dec 31st, 2014.

The challenge is to read a total of 52 books:  26 alphabetically by Title and 26 alphabeticalyl by Author.  It’s a great way to challenge yourself to read books and authors you normally would not have selected.  We hope you end up reading everything from A-Z.  Write you book titles and authors on a spoon and put in the Soup Bowl  at the library.  You can get your spoons and more details from the library staff.                 

SCLends OPAC is available!

The new online catalog is now available.  Check it out!  For an overview and how to use, watch this video.  Thanks to Rogan Hamby, York County Library, for providing the video.


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