Win Prizes in Gamer Competition at the Chatham Library


Who will be the champion of Super Smash Bros for Wii U?

We will find out on Tuesday, August 11 from 7 to 9 pm when 24 teens between grades 6 and 12 will duke it out for a chance at a first place prize of a $50 gift card to GameStop or second place prize of a $25 gift card to GameStop.

There will be a limit of 24 gamers allowed to compete, so make sure to register starting on Monday, July 20 at 9:30 a.m. Registration will be available online, in the library, or by calling 973-635-0603.

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Also, if you need some practice, stop by the Lundt Meeting Room any Friday this summer between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. to play Super Smash Bros on the big screen.

Please see below for more great events for Chatham students between grades 6 and 12 at the Library of The Chathams.

Talent Show

We’ll provide the speakers, the microphones, and the refreshments and you provide the talent. Open to all types of performers from musicians to poets to actors. Each performer (or group of performers will get up to 15 minutes, including set-up time). Tuesday, August 4 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Limit: 8 performers or groups. Sign-ups begin Monday, July 20.

Video Games!

Stop by to play Super Smash Bros or Mario Kart! Every Friday in August: 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Movie Monday: Insurgent (PG-13)

Come watch Insurgent! Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Monday, August 10, 7 to 9 p.m.

Pizza Party For Teen Volunteers

Celebrate all the work our volunteers do in the summer! This event is open to teen volunteers who complete a minimum of 20 hours in the summer of 2015. We will have pizza, games, music and more! Monday, August 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Teen Summer Reading Contest

This summer Chatham teens between grades 6 and 12 with valid library cards can read and report on books to earn entries to win prizes, including a grand prize iPad Mini! 

It’s not too late to sign-up and earn a few entries from now through Friday, August 14. Teens can earn contest entries by reading and reporting on books. For each book read and reported on, teens will earn an entry to both a weekly drawing and the grand prize drawing.  Each book read must contain a minimum of 150 pages.

To report on each book read, entrants must provide a 100 word written summary/review of the book (to be printed and dropped off for Mr. Arthur or e-mailed to him at which should also include your name, library card number, a contact phone number or e-mail address, and the title and author of the book read. 

For each book read and review turned in, an entry will be earned (up to two entries per week, up to 16 total entries for the grand prize drawing) Weekly prizes will include book bundles, movie posters, and much more! To sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Contest, contact Mr. Arthur by stopping by the library, calling the library at 973-635-0603, or e-mailing The grand prize drawing will be held on Monday, August 17.

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