If you are a Chatham resident who is homebound or cannot come to the library to pick up your books for health reasons, you can now have your items delivered. Library staff and Friends of the Library volunteers will bring the books right to your door! Please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 to set up home delivery.
Virtual "rooms" available for community groups
Chatham nonprofits and community groups: Do you miss our meeting rooms? We will host an online meeting for up to 100 people for your organization. Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No overdue fines until the end of 2020
The Library Board has decided to extend the fine-free period to the end of 2020. We still ask you to return your items by the due date to make them available to other patrons, but no overdue fines will be charged.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY
Follow links for more information and to join online.
Online Chess for Kids with Sean Finn
Mondays and Tuesdays
The fall chess series is held on Mondays and Tuesdays for 6 weeks, through October 20. For registered players only
Group 1 – Mondays at 4 pm
Group 2 – Mondays at 5 pm
Group 3 – Tuesdays at 4 pm
Monday, September 28 – 7:30 pm
While the situation is constantly changing, Library Director Karen Brodsky holds weekly talks about the status of the library and its plans for reopening. Friends of the Library officers and co-chairs of the Book Sale Debbie Fabian and Maureen Kelly will talk about the status of the annual Book Sale.
Tuesday, September 29 – 7 pm
Jay Yudof, MS, Certified Psychiatric Practitioner, and a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Recovery Programs Coordinator, will present In Our Own Voice. NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions. They provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to live with a mental health condition. To protect your privacy, you can attend the program without video, and ask your questions behind the screen or by chat.
Wednesday, September 30 – 1 pm
The library's Book Group is back after the summer hiatus! Join librarian Mary Kennedy for a virtual meeting of the library’s book group. This month’s featured title is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Please call the library to reserve a copy of the book.
Thursday, October 1 – 10 am
For preschoolers and their caregivers. Join Miss C for fun yoga poses, a story, songs, and puppets! Sponsored by Friends of the Library
DIGITAL LIBRARY. Click here to access all the eBooks, audiobooks, movies, crafts, magazines, Great Courses, and graphic novels on all our digital platforms.
DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS. Click here for books, audiobooks, movies, fun activities, and story times for children.
GET A LIBRARY CARD ONLINE. Chatham residents: click here to get a library card, so you can use the virtual library online, as well as the Library Takeout service.
REMOTE PRINTING AVAILABLE. Send from any device, pick up at the library. Click here for all the details about this service.