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 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 online!

The FCPL has established a link with New York Charities which will allow persons to donate to the Friends electronically. The direct link to the Friends’ account is:

Join the Friends by mail!

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.

Mail to:

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

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, Sharifa Perry

The next Friends’ board meeting is on Tuesday, Sept 11, at 1:00 pm.