This week in Chester Library History – May 26 – June 1, 1985

On May 30, 1985, the Observer-Tribune featured Chester Library’s first librarian, Frances Tredway, in a piece on long-time Chester residents. An avid reader, Tredway served the library for 50 years, not just as a librarian, but as one of its chief fundraisers. According to the newspaper, she “went door to door collecting donations for the library. The library of that time also held dances, teas, parties and other forms of entertainment to raise money.”