Teen Artists for Social Justice Poster Contest Is in Progress

This is the last week to submit your entry!  We are inviting all Chatham youth in Grades 6 to 12 to design a poster that we can put up in the library and other local venues that choose to promote inclusion and acceptance.  Entries will be accepted through 12 pm on Friday, August 21.  Click on the heading for full contest details.

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Library Takeout Service Is Open

While the library is still closed to the public, you can request books and movies online or by phone and pick them up in the back foyer of the library.  The hours for pickup have been extended – click on the link above for hours and all the details.

Summer Reading Program for Adults Continues

For Chatham Residents Only.  While the Summer Reading Program for children and teens is over, adults can still submit their book reviews and win prizes for August.  Click on the link above for more information.


Follow links for more information and to join online.

Super Science: Slime

Monday, August 17 – 1 pm

On August 17, we will make slime!  Every child is mesmerized with slime and its squishy texture!  Seemingly just a blob of goo, this childhood plaything actually has a lot of science behind it.  Slime is made up of polymers and bonds that give it its texture and shapability.

This is the sixth class in the series, and like all classes in this series, it is full and has a waiting list.  Thank you, Lea and Jack Casano-Boris, for conducting this fascinating program for the Chatham kids!

Python Programming for Kids

Monday, August 17 – 4 pm

Learn how to think like a computer scientist with Python!  Get hands-on coding experience in this series of 8 lessons.  Learn code patterns and practical day-to-day applications using this versatile programming language.  This is the 8th and last class in the series, making up for the class canceled during power outages.  Registered students only.

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, August 18

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!

Miss Carol Dance

Thursday, August 20 - 10 am

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

Concert on the Lawn: Catmoondaddy

Thursday, August 20 – 7 pm

What’s more fun than live music outdoors in the summer?  Catmoondaddy is a Central Jersey rock band that plays a wide repertoire of songs from the 60’s to the present.  The core trio is Al Radzik on vocals and guitar, Mike Mossa on bass and vocals, and vocalist Carol Archdeacon.  Please join us on the side lawn of the library for a performance of popular music.  Bring a chair or a blanket to get comfortable, and remember to observe social distancing rules.

The library is closed on Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

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.

1,000 MASK CHALLENGE.  The challenge is well over 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.