Library Takeout Service Is Open – Now on Sundays, Too!

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 further extended to include Sundays – click on the link above for full details.  You can read the recent Letter from the Library Board of Trustees about the library’s reopening plan.

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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.


Follow links for more information and to join online.

Online Chess for Kids with Sean Finn

Mondays and Tuesdays

The fall chess series is held on Mondays and Tuesdays for 6 weeks, from September 14 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 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.

Songs of the Suffragists – Commemorating the 19th Amendment Centennial

Tuesday, September 15 – 7 pm

Laura Engelhardt and Susan Ferris, past president of the League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, and Summit, will speak about their co-authored book, Songs of the Suffragists: Lyrics of American Feminism from 1850 to 2020.  Their book was written in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the United States.  A short documentary will be presented introducing the book, and there will be a question and answer session at the end of the lecture.

Miss Carol Dance

Thursday, September 17 – 10 am

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

Conversation with Chatham Police Chiefs

Thursday, September 17 – 7 pm

Chatham Borough Chief of Police Brian Gibbons and Chatham Township Chief of Police Thomas Miller will jointly meet with Chatham residents and answer their questions about law and order in our communities.  Everyone is welcome to this town-hall-style meeting.  Please submit your questions in advance to


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.