eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

PLAY MAH JONGG at the LIBRARY every Monday & Wednesday 10 am – 12 pm in the Teen Room

For the winter months (February and March), MAH JONGG will meet on MONDAYS, as well as WEDNESDAYS from 10 am – 12 pm. All are welcome and no experience is necessary!3775420978_0a9e36cca3_tSource: <iframe src=”http://www.flickr.com

The Chatham Library now has a Museum Pass Program!!

Made possible by a Grant from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Company Foundation, the following passes are available for Chatham & Canaan patrons:

The Berkshire Botanical Garden, The Berkshire Museum, The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, The Columbia County Historical Society, The Eric Carle Museum ofmuseum Picture Book Art, Hancock Shaker Village, The Norman Rockwell Museum and The Thomas Cole House.

For any questions call us at 518-392-3666 or stop by to find out about this wonderful new program.

PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR on Friday, April 25 at 10:00 am

Come join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.reading

BOOK PARTY at the Library on Friday, April 25 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

book partyParticipants will discuss and compare the novel and the movie”Divergent” by Veronica Roth. Not sure what to read next? Looking for a new genre? The Tween Advisory Board will also recommend other books they love and brainstorm with you about new books you might like to try. For ages 10 & up.

CONTEMPORARY ART READING & DISCUSSION GROUP on Monday, April 28, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Read excerpts from books and periodicals, and have lively discussions on the artist process & practice, current art movements, materials, the art market, and particularly how art relates to our community. No previous art background is necessary & all ages are welcome! Check out http://chathamartagency.blogspot.com/ for the readings and more! Light refreshments are served.artThis project is funded through the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene Co. Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

GET YOUR GARDEN STARTED on Tuesday, April 29 from Noon to 4:30 pm

Thinking about starting a garden? Stop by the Library between noon and 4:30 pm to plant flowers or herb seeds and check out our gardening books. For ages 4 to 10.tulips


131451908_08772f736f_tWe have a new self checkout machine, located directly opposite the downstairs circulation desk (complete with instructions on how to use it). If you are in a hurry and there’s a line or if you are just curious about checking out your own books, give it a try! Photo source: http://flic.kr/p/cBJ5d

Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee Meetings

All CPLAC meetings will be at the Chatham Public Library. All meetings will be 2:00 – 4:00 PM. The Public Library Advisory Committee will meet on the following dates:


Monday, January 6

Monday, February 3

Monday, March 3

Monday, April 14 (2nd Monday)

Monday, May 5

Monday, June 2

If you are interested in applying as a non-teaching substitute at The Chatham Central School District click on this link for an application.

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