LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to the continuing health and safety concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19),

the Chatham & Canaan Libraries will be closed until further notice.

All holds will be suspended, all loans will be extended.  

*Don’t have a library card? Sign up for a card online.

More information about Coronavirus is available at:

The Center for Disease Control

NY Dept. of Health

Village of Chatham

Coronavirus Resource Center at Harvard Health

Newspapers offering free coverage include:

The New York Times

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

NewsBank (free news site to Chatham & Canaan library card-holders)*

Hotlines:

Columbia-Greene Memorial Hospital Coronavirus Hotline: 518-828-8249

New York State Novel Coronavirus Hotline: (888) 364-3065

Groceries/Take Out, Businesses Info:

Chatham & Ghent restaurants/food shops

Covid-19 Hudson Valley Resources

Reach Out to Your Neighbors–use this form to offer help

But I want a book…

Not into reading on an eReader? Here’s a map of Little Free Libraries where you can browse for a book to read, and leave a book for someone else, too.

Looking for take out/grocery info? Click here

Sign up for an instant library card online!

kanopy: film streaming service with your Library Card

Watch over over 26,000 films on Kanopy! The Columbia County Libraries, with the generous support of the Crandell Theatre, have expanded the Kanopy streaming service to all library users in Columbia County. Watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films. Check out their Film Columbia collection!

Films can be streamed through smart TVs, Rokus, on tablets, computers, or smart phones. You can watch up to 10 films per month.

 

DIGITAL MAGAZINES–check it out!

Our patrons now have digital access to 94 magazines, including People, The Economist, Cooks Illustrated, ESPN, Taste of Home, Yoga Journal, and more!

  • Always available–unlimited simultaneous readers
  • Read on your tablet, computer or smart phone
  • Check them out once, and they are yours forever
  • The entire magazine is available, cover to cover
  • Includes a year’s worth of back issues for each title

Here’s the link to our digital magazine collection:
https://www.rbdigital.com/midhudsonlibsysny/service/magazines/landing?

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Acorn TV: Best in British TV and Film

With your Chatham or Canaan Public Library card you have access to Acorn TV, hailed as “glorious streaming service…an essential must-have” by The Hollywood Reporter. With 80+ shows, hours of commercial-free programming, and new shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch!

See them first: Acorn streams the latest seasons of fan favorites like Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, George Gently, Vera, Murdoch Mysteries and many more.

Add shows to your personal watchlist for later viewing and share your favorite shows and episodes!

All you need is an internet connection and a desktop or device to watch online. Acorn TV is currently available on laptops, desktops, and tablets via browser

Sign up for a 7-day pass to watch as much as you want. When that pass expires, you can get another one.

eBooks for Kids!

Overdrive 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.

Read All About It–NewsBank is Back!

NewsBank/America’s News is back, and it’s better than before. Chatham & Canaan Library patrons can browse full-text articles from the following regional newspapers: Register-Star, Chatham Courier (2009-2017), Troy Record, Berkshire Eagles, Albany Times-Union, plus much, much more.

Favorites of LibraryReads

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Sign up now for Library Elf

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Library Elf is a free personal assistant who keeps track of your library holds and loans for you.

 Elf can tell you: 

  • Upcoming due dates
  • Holds ready for pickup
  • Overdue materials

Elf can send you: 

  • Text messages
  • Email notices
  • Online calendar updates

You decide: 

  • When Elf contacts you
  • Which notifications you receive
  • What kind of message Elf sends

You can add multiple cards to one Elf account. Perfect for families!

All you need to sign up for Library Elf is your email address, library card number and PIN.

Head to this link for more information about Library Elf and sign up!