Need Some Reading Suggestions?

Do you miss coming into the library to browse our New Books shelves for something to read?  Visit our What to Read page where you can sign up for our new book alert emails, take a look at the current lists, and check out some other sources to help you find your next good read.  We will be adding some more tools to improve your experience on this page very soon, so check back for updates.

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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 through August 31

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.

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 25

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!

Author Visit: Virtuous Nyamesem Cornwall

Wednesday, August 26 – 10 am

Local author Virtuous Nyamesem Cornwall will read her book Finding Little Doggins, an educational story about the importance of learning about the town you live in and the value of communication.  This story encourages children and teachers to discuss and put in place a plan of action in case someone gets lost.  For children ages 2 & up.

Jumpin’ Jamie Music & Puppet Show

Thursday, August 27 - 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  Join “Kindie rocker” Jumpin’ Jamie and his puppet friends for high-energy acoustic guitar-based music.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

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.