Teens and Kids!  Browse New Books from Home

Do you miss walking through our children's room and discovering new books just by looking at what's on display?  Now you can browse our shelves from home! We are creating lists of all the new children's and teen books added to the collection each month.  Click here to see what we added in September for children and teens.  See a title you'd like on one of the lists?  Click on "Check Our Catalog" and then "Place Request".  We will check it out to you and you can pick it up using our Library Takeout service.

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Home delivery is now available!

If you are a Chatham resident who is homebound or cannot come to the library to pick up your books for health reasons, you can now have your items delivered.  Library staff and Friends of the Library volunteers will bring the books right to your door!  Please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 to set up home delivery.


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Online Chess for Kids with Sean Finn

Mondays and Tuesdays

The fall chess series is held on Mondays and Tuesdays for 6 weeks, through October 20.  For registered players only

Group 1 – Mondays at 4 pm

Group 2 – Mondays at 5 pm

Group 3 – Tuesdays at 4 pm

Weekly Update

Monday, October 5 – 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 Ms. Stephanie
Tuesday, October 6 
Storytime is back!  Join us from the comfort of your home for a fun-filled virtual storytime with Ms. Stephanie!
Ages 3 & Under - 10 to 10:30 am
Ages 4 & Up - 10:30 to 11 am
When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807

Tuesday, October 6 – 7 pm

Tyler Putnam, Gallery Interpretation Manager at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA, will present a virtual talk on the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters. Thirty years during the Revolutionary Era, certain women had the right to vote in New Jersey.  Mr. Putnam will explore this revolutionary moment in time and what it can tell us about the importance of suffrage and its protection today.

Protect Yourself Against Consumer Fraud
Wednesday, October 7 - 7 pm
Melanie Hazim, Outreach Director of the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs will hold a virtual presentation on consumer fraud.  Learn about the IRS phone scam, lottery scams, grandparent scams, door-to-door/home improvement scams, telemarketing scams by phone, e-mail and text messaging, identity theft, phishing, and more.

Music with Carolyn Dempsey

Thursday, October 8 – 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  Move, shake, dance and sing to Carolyn’s guitar music.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library


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.