The Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

Want to have a positive impact on your community library?  The Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee(CPLAC) is seeking  volunteers to fill three upcoming vacancies on the committee.  The vacancies are for three-year terms starting July 1st, 2016. CPLAC members meet once a month to provide oversight of library policy and procedures and make recommendations to the Board of Education, which oversees operations at the library. Chatham’s library is one of only two public libraries in the state that are part of a school district.

Interested individuals are asked to submit a letter and resume by June 13, 2016 to Melony Spock, President, Chatham School Board, 50 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037. For more information, please call 392-1501.

The Library will be CLOSED on MEMORIAL DAY, Monday, May 30th

The Chatham Library will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st at 10:00[1]

Open art…..All day……Anytime: BEADED FLAGS, May 23rd to May 28th

Flag_of_the_United_States_Recolored[1]Come in anytime from May 23rd to May 28th and make a Beaded Flag.


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:


IndieFlix now available for Chatham and Canaan library patrons

IndieFlix Web BannerThe Chatham Public Library, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the availability of IndieFlix for Libraries, a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.

Through this link, patrons of The Chatham Public Library, and its branch in Canaan can create an IndieFlix account and have unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons can also watch films on TV with their Roku, xBox or Fire TV devices.

About IndieFlix
IndieFlix streams thousands of award-winning films from festivals around the world. IndieFlix is dedicated to providing a forum where filmmakers and their audiences can interact, and to building a community that translates artistic vision into commercial success. IndieFlix promises to build a fair and open market to empower filmmakers to be the engine of their achievement, and audiences to be a vital part of a movie’s success. We believe that every good movie has an audience.

This service has been generously funded by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library. Would you like to become a Friend? Click here.


felicità[1]Stop by the Children’s room any day, any time from June 1st to June 17th to make a PINWHEEL!

June 20th to July 1st: SCRATCH ART

PUPPY TALES on Friday, June 3th at 2:30 pm

my_best_friend_is_a_therapy_dog_sweatshirt[1]storytime-kids_1[1]Lennie, the therapy dog, and his handlers, Allison & Lauren Slater, will be here to help you practice your reading skills. Lennie enjoys listening to books on anything! …so come by and read to him!

Next Puppy Tales: Wednesday, June 22th at 2:30 pm


PRESCHOOL STORYHOUR on Fridays at 10:15 am!

storytime%20edited_0[1]Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, and a craft. Sign up for 1000 Books program, and learn how to kickstart your baby’s learning engine. May 27. June 3, 10, 17, & 24.

MEMOIR WRITING GROUP on Tuesdays,10:15 am – 12:15 pm

old-typewriter[1]A Memoir Writing Group is held on Tuesdays, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm. May 31. June 7, 14, 21, 28.

This peer led writing group meets to provide comment and review on the process of memoir writing. If you are interested in taking part, contact Al Stumph at 518-392-2618 or

New writers are always welcome!

CUDDLE ME STORY TIME on Wednesdays at 10:30 am!

mom_n_baby_giraffe_by_Darmila[1]Come to the library for CUDDLE ME Story Time. Our program is for Birth to 24 months, a story time designed especially for our youngest patrons with songs, rhymes and stories. Join in the fun! June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29.