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.


Follow links for more information and to join online.

Chess for Kids with Sean Finn

On Monday, August 31 we are opening registration for the fall series of Chess for Kids Online!  Classes will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays for six weeks, from September 14 to October 20 (different groups on different days).  Click on the heading for group descriptions and to register.  Chatham Borough and Township residents 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.  This week Karen is away and the talk will be held by Assistant Director Galina Natenzon.  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.

Yoga Storytime with Miss C

Thursday, September 3 – 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  Join Miss C for fun yoga poses, a story, songs, and puppets!  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.