Featured: Author Amy Ellis Nutt Talks about her book Becoming Nicole.  See listings below for details.

Teens and Kids!  Browse New Books from Home

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Do you miss walking through our children's room and discovering new books just by looking at what's on display?  Now you can browse our shelves from home! We are creating lists of all the new children's and teen books added to the collection each month.  September and October lists can both be found under the Kids and Teens tabs on our home page. On the computer, just hover your mouse over the tabs and you will see the lists. On mobile devices, look for a button towards the top of the screen that says Menu ≡ and click that, then click the down arrow next to Kids or Teens. See a title you'd like on one of the lists?  See a title you'd like on one of the lists?  Click on "Check Our Catalog" and then "Place Request".  We will check it out to you and you can pick it up using our Library Takeout service.

Home delivery is now available!

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.


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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

Weekly Update

Monday, October 12 – 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.Storytime with Ms. Stephanie

Tuesday, October 13
Storytime is back!  Join us from the comfort of your home for a fun-filled virtual storytime with Ms. Stephanie!
Ages 3 & Under - 10 to 10:30 am
Ages 4 & Up - 10:30 to 11 am

Author Visit: Amy Ellis Nutt Talks about Becoming Nicole

Wednesday, October 14 – 7 pm

Amy Ellis Nutt will talk about her book Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.  Amy has written for The Star-Ledger, Sports Illustrated, and The Washington Post, where she was a reporter covering neuroscience and mental health.  She won a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2011, as well as many other journalistic awards, and taught journalism at Princeton University.  Becoming Nicole, about a transgender identical twin and her family, is her second New York Times bestseller.

Miss Carol Dance

Thursday, October 15 – 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  Join Miss Carol with your toddlers for a virtual dance and movement class.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library


WHAT TO READ.  Click here for reading suggestions and lists of the latest acquisitions of books and movies for all ages.

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.