Kids Page

A Universe of Stories: 2019 Summer Reading Program: June 17th-August 14th

Young people will explore art, nature, storytelling, and science as the Chatham Public Library presents its Summer Reading Program. Sample the many programs designed to delight, inspire, teach, and give each child hands-on experiences. There are so many wonderful books and other media materials we want to share with you!

Stop by the library to pick up a log to keep track of days spent reading. While you are here, register for fun programs, workshops, and performances! Read at least 30 minutes each day to get your reading card punched. The library staff will award incentives for every 5 days of reading! Participation prizes will be awarded throughout the summer. Our summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library and Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant and Dairy Queen – Ghent. 

Individual registration is required for ALL summer reading events. 


Battle of the Books: High School Team–Upcoming Meetings 

The Battle of the Book High School Team will meet every Tuesday throughout the summer to prepare for the ultimate battle, Friday, August 16th. Bring a bag dinner so we can eat together, then discuss and answer trivia questions about the books!

June 11th, 18th, & 25th 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Registration required–Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library


Cuddle Me Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30am

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.


May: 22nd & 29th

June: 5, 12, 19, & 26th

Pre School Story Hour on Fridays at 10:15 am

Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, games, and a craft. Sign up for our early literacy program, 1000 Books and kick-start your child’s learning engine. For ages 2-5.


May: 24th & 31st

June: 7, 14, 21, & 28th


Puppy Tales on Tuesday, June 11th at 2:30 pm

Join Lennie the Dog, who loves to be read to by anyone who wants to practice their reading skills or snuggle with a pup.

LEGO CLUB on Monday, June 17th at 4:00 pm

Join us for a party! This is our last meeting of the school year; Lego Club will be taking a break over the summer and start up again Monday, September 16th.

For ages 5 and up.