Library Takeout Service Is Available!

We started our takeout service on June 17, and many happy readers already got their reserved items last week.  You can also return items that you currently have in the library book drops.  Takeout service is available every day except Sundays.  Click on the link above for all the details.

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Summer Reading Program Starts on June 22!

For Chatham Residents Only.  This year the Summer Reading Program will be 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.

The program kick off this week with a high-energy performance from Jester Jim – see listings below for details.

Teen Art Contest! Imagine Your Story

The art contest continues through June 30 – click on heading for complete rules.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY

Follow links for more information and to join online.

Online Chess for Kids

Monday, June 22.   Group 3 at 6 pm – for registered players only.

Good news for young chess players and their parents:  we are starting three new groups on July 7!  Registration is required and starts on Tuesday, June 23.  Go to Events for Kids on our website for details.

Storytime with Miss Betty

Tuesday, June 23

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!

Optimize Your Income for Retirement

Tuesday, June 23 – 7 pm

Daniel H. Moskowitz, CFP, President and Chief Investment Officer of Chatham Wealth Management, will present a program on how to generate the optimal income for your desired retirement lifestyle.  Please join us for this livestream presentation on Zoom.

Book Group
Wednesday, June 24 - 1 pm
Join librarian Mary Kennedy for a virtual meeting of the library’s Book Group.  This week will be our last meeting before our summer break.  We will have a general recap of past topics and then talk about possibilities for future titles.  Join us today – and stay tuned for our Fall schedule!

Quaran(Pre)Teen Book Club
Wednesday, June 24 - 4 pm
Calling all readers ages 8-12!  Need book lovers to talk to?  Join our online book club from home using Zoom!  Each week we will talk about various books (bring your own book!), socialize, and do activities based on our reading choices.

Summer Reading Kickoff with Jester Jim!

Tuesday, June 24 – 7:30 pm

Our Summer Reading Program kicks off this week with Jester Jim!  This show with juggling, magic and comedy is fun for the entire family.

Jumpin’ Jamie Music and Puppet Show

Thursday, June 25 – 10 am

Join “Kindie rocker” Jumpin’ Jamie and his puppet friends for high-energy acoustic guitar-based music.

Life Among the Stars: What’s Happening Up There?

Thursday, June 25 – 7 pm

Jim DelGiudice, Morris County resident, lecturer, and award-winning photographer, will present an online lecture featuring the seasonal wonders of outer space.  Jim will discuss eclipses, meteor showers, and other fascinating aspects of space such as the Kuiper Belt, a region of the solar system containing comets, asteroids, and other smaller bodies made of ice.

Guided Meditation with Jean Leigh

Saturday, June 27 – 11 am

Benefits of meditation include relief from stress, enhancement of focus, increased memory, and a sense of peace.  You may participate in this class seated on the floor or in a chair, whichever is most comfortable.

WEEKLY UPDATES

Every Saturday at 9:30 am

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.

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 now, even while the building is closed.

1,000 MASK CHALLENGE.  The challenge has now passed the 5,000 mark and still going strong.  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.