src-2009-clip-art-teen-color-8[1]We are looking for motivated teens who want to create and plan activities for the Chatham Libraries to promote reading and have fun! (7th – 12th grades). If interested, contact either Mrs. Eager in the Middle School or High School Library or Mrs. Becky Klein at the Chatham Public library by October 1, 2016.

Pre School Story Hour resumes Friday, Sept. 30th at 10:15 am

storytime%20edited_0[1]Preschool Story Time will resume on Friday, September 30th.

Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, games, and a craft. Sign up for our early literacy program, 1000 books and kickstart your child’s learning engine.

See you then!

October Dates:  7, 14, 21, & 28.

On October 21st, our special guest reader will be Winnie Legere

Consumer Reports now available to library patrons

Thanks to the Mid-Hudson Library System, all Chatham and Canaan patrons have free access to the full Consumer Reports website. Click on the link, enter your library barcode number, and you’re in!


The Launch Pads have landed…

Launchpad Web Banenr 1261x480We invite you to check out one of our newest additions to the collection, a Launchpad! These colorful tablets are designed especially for children, and contain books, games and puzzles. They do not connect to the Internet or contain ads, they provide fun, educational entertainment. We have Launchpads on the following topics:

Dr. Seuss Favorites: Volume 1
Zoo Moo Moo!
ABC, Learn with Me!
I Think I Can!
Beep Beep! Vroom Vroom!

Check one out for a car trip, rainy day, or visit from a grandchild.

PUPPY TALES on Thursday, October 6th at 2:30 pm


Read books with Lennie and his handler, Lauren Slater. Children will have an opportunity to spend time reading, petting and hugging Lennie.

Next Puppy Tales: Friday, October 21st at 2:30 pm




orphan-train-kline-1orphan_train1The title of the book is The Orphan Train, a novel by Christina Baker Stead. Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by luck or chance.

Copies of the book will be available on October 6th. The book discussion will be held on Monday, November 7th at 7:00 pm.

OPEN CRAFT: POKEMON Pencil Case, Sept. 7th thru Sept. 30th

pokemon20logo20high20res[1]Stop by the library anytime to make a Pokemon pencil case and pick up a free library pencil.

Open art at the library: FOLDED PAPER LEAF: October 3rd -15th


Come anytime, any day, bring your friends, and have some fall fun making paper leaves!


LIFE OF A TREE, presented by Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center on Wednesday, October 12th at 3:00 pm


Discover the importance of trees from sprouting seeds to rotting logs. Discuss the necessary role trees play in the lives of people, animals, and other plants.

For ages 5-9

HOW MUCH DOES COLLEGE REALLY COST? Why you need to know sooner than later on Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 pm

debt-21A presentation for parents by former college admission director and the founder and principal of Next Step College Counseling, Sandra Moore, M.A. Participants will learn how to determine the actual costs of colleges before filing applications and how to discover and compare the relative generosity of institutions with regard to need-based and/or merit aid. Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Club of the Hudson Valley.