The Library will be closed Thursday, July 4th

The Empire Pass

We have over twenty passes you can borrow to use for free or reduced admission to local and regional attractions.

The Empire Pass  is our newest museum pass, and it’s your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks. It provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most facilities operated by New York State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, including forests, beaches, trails and more. Pass allows access for one carload. Click here to learn where the Empire Pass is accepted. Reserve the pass here, using our online reservation system, pick it up at the library, and go have an outdoor adventure!

2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories, June 17th-August 14th

Stop by the library to sign-up and start the summer reading program for 2019: A Universe of Stories! Participants will get space themed punch-cards to track reading throughout the summer, collecting prizes for individual reading goals. Participants will also be a part of a larger reading team, racing through space together to reach the moon! Starting on June 17th, registration for all programs, workshops, and performances begins for children and teens, running all summer long until August 14th. Sample the many programs designed to delight, inspire, teach, and give hands-on experiences.

Our summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant, and Dairy Queen – Ghent. 

Art workshops are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council of the Arts


Birds of Prey: Summer Reading Event: Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30 pm

Richele Ford of Ford’s Falconry will give a live bird of prey presentation. Participants will meet a red tailed hawk, owls, and more! Learn how these birds hunt and raise their young and why their role in our environment is so important.

Registration is required. Ages 4 to Adults

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library.

Battle of the Books: High School Team–Upcoming Meetings

The Battle of the Book High School Team will meet every Tuesday throughout the summer to prepare for the ultimate battle, Friday, August 16th. Bring a bag dinner so we can eat together, then discuss and answer trivia questions about the books!

July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th  5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library

MAH JONGG at the Library every Monday and Wednesday from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

MAH JONGG players meet downstairs every Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm. Beginners are welcome!

July: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, & 31st

Ukulele Jam on Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come to our weekly Ukulele Jam – led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibition at home. Please register by calling, emailing, or stopping in at the library, walk-ins are also welcome.

Ukes will be available if you don’t have one yet, including several you can borrow to take home!

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Memoir Writing Group on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

A Memoir Writing Group is held on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm:

July: 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30th

This peer led writing group meets to provide comment and review on the process of memoir writing. New writers are welcome. If interested, contact the library at 518-392-3666, or stop by.


Children’s Hour: Summer Reading Event: Monday, July 1st 3:00-4:00pm

Come to the library for the first of three Children’s Hour programs during the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program. We will be reading the story “How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers” by Mordicai Gerstein and planting our very own sunflowers!

Ages 5-7

Registration is required 518-392-3666

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library