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 donations of  book or other materials.

The Great Give Back!

Link to the PDF–The Great Give Back

The Chatham Public Library is pleased to host a 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!

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 for a friendly discussion via Zoom, contact us for the link. Books are available for pick up at the library.


Cooking the Books!

Cookbook Club
Thursday, October 15th 
1:00 pm

So many cookbooks, food blogs, and recipe websites, how can you try them all? Join the Cookbook Club! Each month we’ll pick a different cookbook/website, take on a variety of recipes, and meet online in Zoom to discuss the results. October’s book is Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices by Kathy Gunst and Katherine Alford.

Timely, fun, and creative, this cookbook speaks to both skilled and beginner bakers who are looking for new ways to use their sweetest skills to combine food and activism. Containing a collection of recipes that are satisfying and delicious, Rage Baking unites like-minded women who are passionate about baking and change. Kathy Gunst and Katherine Alford will join us for a short book talk and Q & A around 1:15. Contact the library to sign up or sign up online.

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

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including staff picks, new fiction and nonfiction, new audio books and DVDs click here

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.