Chatham residents age 18 and up – tell us about the books you read this summer and you could win one of our great prizes!  Early sign-ups began on Saturday, June 8 at Fishawack, and we are glad that more Chatham residents have signed up than in prior years.

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To participate, read at least one book, then fill out a book review form available at the Reference Desk or click here to fill it out online.  You may also print out the form, fill it in by hand, and bring it with you to the library – click here to download the form.  Each review you write gets you one entry to win one of the grand prizes that will be awarded the end of July and August.  The more you read, the more entries you have for the drawings!  Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses.  Special thank you to Friends of the Library, Sorriso Kitchen and T. M. Ward Coffee Company, who sponsored or donated the prizes.


For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to

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Summer Book Club: Reading – Isn’t It a Blast?

Tuesdays, July 2, 9 & 16 – 3 to 4 pm             Limit:  10 children

Registration required – sign up here.

Calling all rising 4th graders!  Aerin Zucchi leads the summer book clubs as her Girl Scout Gold Award project.  We will discuss a new book each week and do fun activities.  The first book will be Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream by Tom Watson.  The second week we will discuss The Yellow Yacht by Ron Roy.  The third book will be Dog Man by Dav Pilkey.  Copies of the books will be available are available to check out at the library.

Super Science for Kids: Oobleck/Indoor Snow – 4 to 5 pm

Grades k to 3              Limit:  10 children

Registration required – sign up herePlease note that this program currently has a waiting list.

Explore scientific concepts in a fun way!  Chatham High School students Lea and Jack Casano-Boris will lead experiments followed by an explanation of the science behind each one.  This is the first in a series of six programs which you can view on our website.  Registration opens two weeks prior to each program.


Summer Book Club: Fantasy Fun! – 4 to 5 pm

Wednesdays, July 3, 10 & 17             Limit:  10 children

Registration required – sign up here.

Calling all rising 6th graders!  Are you interested in discussing the first book in The Land of Stories series, The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer?  We will discuss it each week
and do a fun activity based on what we read.  Please read chapters 1 through 7 before the first meeting.  Copies of the book are available to check out at the library.


Library closed


Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

Stop by to play Super Smash Bros. on the big screen!


Library closed on Sundays June 16 through September 1