Library Takeout Service Is Available!

While we are preparing the library for possible reopening to the public, you are welcome to use our Library Takeout service.  Request books and movies online or by phone, pick them up in the back foyer of the library!  Click on the link above for all the details.

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Summer Reading Program for All Ages Is On!

For Chatham Residents Only.  This year the Summer Reading Program is entirely online.  One thing remains unchanged – we still urge you to read more and offer prizes for kids and adults!  Click on link above for more information.

Teen Art Contest! Imagine Your Story

Voting ends on Wednesday, July 15.  See the display of submitted artworks and vote by clicking on the link above.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY

Follow links for more information and to join online.

Super Science: Lava Lamps

Monday, July 13 – 1 pm

The twin team of CHS students Lea and Jack Casano-Boris returns for a summer series of Super Science for Kids classes!  Each class includes an experiment and an explanation of the science behind that experiment.  Classes will be conducted online via Zoom.  This is the first class in the series, and it is full.  Registration for each class opens 2 weeks prior – go to Events for Kids on our website to sign up.

Weekly Updates

Every Monday at 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 Miss Betty

Tuesday, July 14

Ages 3 and under – 10 am

Ages 4 and up – 10:30 am

Join us from the comfort of your home for these fun-filled virtual storytimes with Miss Betty!

Online Chess for Kids

Tuesday, July 14 & Thursday, July 16

The summer chess series is held on Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3 weeks, through July 23.  For registered players only

Group 1 – 3 pm

Group 2 – 4 pm

Group 3 – 5 pm

Diverse Voices Book Club
Wednesday, July 15 – 4 pm
Calling all readers ages 8-12!  Are you interested in reading books that celebrate the Black experience?  Do you want to learn more about racial inequality in America?  If yes, join our summer Book Club with Miss Noor using Zoom.  We are reading the book Blended by Sharon Draper.  For this meeting, please read through Chapter 16.  Click on the heading to learn more and to get a copy of the book.

Miss Carol Dance

Thursday, July 16 - 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  Move, shake, dance and sing to Carolyn’s guitar music.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Socrates Café
Thursday, July 16 - 7 pm
Socrates Café is an international movement of people who seek to clarify their thinking in pursuit of the truth.  We will follow the Socratic concept of learning by asking questions.  No philosophy background or prior reading is required.  This week’s question will be “What can we do to help our society achieve racial reconciliation?”

The library is closed on Sundays through Labor Day weekend.
QUICK LINKS:

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.

JOIN SUMMER READING CLUBS.  We have reading clubs for all ages – read books and get prizes!

1,000 MASK CHALLENGE.  The challenge has now passed the 5,000 mark.  Please help protect our front-line workers by making masks from materials that we deliver right to your doorstep.  No need to leave home thanks to Friends of the Library Book Sale funding and volunteers.