–Friends of the Library


The Friends of the Chatham Public Library¬† is a volunteer organization whose goal is to support the Chatham Library in a manner that is consistent with the Library’s own goals. The Friends have been granted not for profit 501C(3) status, making all donations tax-deductible.

Funds received by the Friends are used to sponsor a wide variety of programs and events, including the Authors and Artists Series of talks, the Museum Pass Program, the coffee cart, and the Summer Reading Program for children.

Membership Information:

More than half the money raised by the Friends comes from individual donations, and is supplemented by grants. Persons can contribute any amount. The Friends have these categories: Student/Senior $15, Individual $25, Family $35, Patron $50, Best Friend $100, Fellow $250, Benefactor $500.

Join the Friends!

Complete the membership form and forward it to us with a check made payable to the Friends of the Chatham Public Library. Feel free to contact us with your ideas, and/or volunteer your time to make a hands-on positive contribution to your library.

Bring to the library, or mail to:

Friends of the Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Avenue
Chatham, New York 12037

To contact the Friends by email:

Board Members

President, Damaris Botwick
Vice-President, Mary Beck
Treasurer, Eileen Rice
Secretary, Ilene Patrick
Peter Borell, Theresa Conte, Rebecca Greer, Sara McWilliams, Sylvain Nagler, Sharifa Perry

The next Friends’ board meeting is on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 1:00 pm. Please contact the library for the Zoom link.