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October Kid’s Programs at the Chatham Public Library!


Shake & Shout Story Time! Wednesdays at 10:30am

Come get loud at the library! Join our lively story time outside as we sing, dance & read a book together.
October— 6, 13, 20, & 27th
For ages: 2 – 4. Contact Becky at to register.

Preschool Story Hour: Fridays at 10:30am

Join Ms. Becky under a tree, in front of the library to listen to stories. An activity will be available to take home after story time. 
October—1, 8, 15, 22, & 29th
For ages: 3 – 5. Contact Becky at to register.

Pop-Up Library at the Chatham Farmer and Maker’s Market: Friday October 1st 4:30pm-6:00pm

Sign up for your very own library card and check out our back to school homework help and online resources for kids and teens at our monthly visit to the Chatham Farmer and Maker’s Market at Crellin Park.


Your Voice Matters: Rachel Carson, the Environmental Movement, and You: Tuesday October 19th, and Thursday, October 21st at 3:30pm


In celebration of Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Week, Nancy Castaldo, National Geographic Educator and author of Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction, will lead a virtual program for youth ages 10 to 12 years to learn about the work of Rachel Carson and how they can use their own voices to make a difference as environmental advocates.

This two part workshop will focus on the history of Rachel Carson’s work to expose and address the threats of DDT to birds, the effects of her advocacy at the local level with the resurgence of bald eagles here in the Hudson Valley, and advocacy tools for people of all ages to voice their concerns about environmental issues and help make a difference locally and globally.

Join Nancy on Zoom, Tuesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 21 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, to discuss past and present environmental issues and learn how to use your voice.

Advance registration for this online program is required. Contact the Chatham Public Library at or 518-392-3666 to receive the Zoom link.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. For more information visit



Halloween & Dia de los Muertos Storytime and CraftTuesday, October 26th at 3pm

Join Becky on the front lawn for a spooky storytime and crafts to get ready for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos!

For Families! Contact Becky at to register.

Rain date: October 28th


Lego Club: Mondays, September 27th at 4:00pm


October 4th & 18th

Join the Chatham Public Library’s Lego Club! What will you build today? Perhaps something we can show in our display case. The Lego Club will meet outside in front of the library. Contact Becky at to sign up!

Art & Nature Club: Wednesdays, September 29th at 3:30pm

October 13th—Meet at Borden’s Pond for a Hike with the Columbia Land Conservancy

October 27th—On the Library Lawn!

Art and Nature Club is back with new Back to School hours for the Fall. Meet up at the library and out at local conservation areas to explore nature through journaling, science experiments, and art activities.

For ages 5 – 10. Contact Becky at for more information.