Curbside Delivery at the library

The Chatham Public Library offers curbside delivery:
Monday & Wednesday 11am – 7pm 
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11am – 4pm
Saturday 11am – 2:30pm
and in the Canaan Library
Wed & Friday 1-4
How to request items: 
  • You will be notified when the item(s) are ready for pickup; contact us to schedule a pick up day.
  • Return books, DVDs, CDs, magazines to the drop box outside of the library. Call to schedule return for Chromebooks, auto diagnostic tool, & ukuleles. _____________________________________________________________________________________________

We are not accepting any donations at this time.

The Great Give Back!

Link to the PDF–The Great Give Back

The Chatham Public Library is pleased to host its first Food Drive as part of the Great Give Back Program, sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Library System. We are collecting donations of shelf-stable, unexpired items to benefit the Ghent Food Pantry and the Chatham Silent Pantry through October 31st. Donation bins are inside the first set of doors downstairs. Specifically requested items are listed in the PDF but all shelf stable, unexpired items are appreciated!

Be Counted!

Be counted in the US Census at! Did you know that a census response is required from every property, including second homes?Census2ndhomeinfo

Library Newsletters

Stay up to date! To sign up for monthly library newsletters including staff picks, new fiction and nonfiction, new audio books and DVDs click here

Monthly Monday Book Discussion

Monthly Monday Book Group
Monday, October 5th at 7:00pm


October’s book is H is for Hawk  by Helen MacDonald. “Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.” Join in a friendly discussion via Zoom, contact us for the link. Books will be available for pick up at the library.


Fall at the Chatham Library!

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CLICK THE LINK–Fall at the Chatham Library

Visit the Kid’s Page for more information



Sept. 1, 2020

CPLAC MEMBERSHIP – The Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee is seeking one volunteer to serve a 3-year term starting immediately. Submit letter and resume to Craig Simmons, President, Chatham School Board, 50 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, NY 12037.

Adelia Moore’s Author Talk is on YouTube

Watch a recording of an online Author Talk , with Adelia Moore, author of Being the Grownup: The Natural Authority of Parenthood.


Moore is a clinical psychologist in New York City specializing in therapy with couples, parents of children of all ages, and families. She was an adjunct professor of psychology and her essays have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and HuffPost.



Hygienic Ukulele Jam With Carmen and Friends

Hygienic Ukulele Jam With Carmen and Friends

Please join us every Saturday at 1:00 pm, feel free to jump in early to chat. Point your computer or other online device to the link above and you can join in.  All you need is your ukulele, a device to get on the internet, and a book. We’ll play together for an hour and a half.

Music is available at this link:
We play from all three main books as well as the Grateful Dead American Beauty book.

To join on Zoom, click here:

To learn more, and hear about the Virus Free Open Mic on Wednesdays, go to Carmen’s website at