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The Launch Pads have landed…

Launchpad Web Banenr 1261x480We invite you to check out one of our newest additions to the collection, a Launchpad! These colorful tablets are designed especially for children, and contain books, games and puzzles. They do not connect to the Internet or contain ads, they provide fun, educational entertainment. We have Launchpads on the following topics:

Dr. Seuss Favorites: Volume 1
Zoo Moo Moo!
ABC, Learn with Me!
I Think I Can!
Beep Beep! Vroom Vroom!

Check one out for a car trip, rainy day, or visit from a grandchild.

SIGN UP for 1000 BOOKS!

1000bookslogoThe goal of the program is to read 1000 books to your child before he or she enters school. Reading to your child will increase his or her vocabulary, and improve reading-readiness. Plus, it’s fun!

The program is self-paced and lets you decide how often and how long you read to your child.

Children from the age of zero to five may sign up to participate.

How it works:

  • Read books to your child. Books may be read more than once, any number of times. Books read at library story times, day care centers, preschools, or by others may be counted.
  • Track your progress on a reading log sheet—each sheet contains one hundred items.
  • Return your first reading sheet of 100 to receive a 1000 Books tote bag.
  • Each time you finish a sheet of 100, bring it to the library to place a sticker on the Reading Tree Mural
  • When you have finished 1,000 books, you will receive a certificate and a gift. But, most important, your child will have a jumpstart on success in school.

Reading 1,000 books may sound impossible; however, if you read only 3 books a day to your child, you will complete this program in less than a year. But, don’t feel rushed!Wild Thing

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald

Art copyright © 1963 by Maurice Sendak, copyright renewed in 1991 by Maurice Sendak. All rights reserved.

 

 

Chatham Courier Online–available now!

Patrons of the Chatham and Canaan Public Libraries can now peruse the Chatham Courier Online, for free, using your library card to log in. Please note that individual articles are uploaded to the site on an ongoing basis, so while the paper edition is published once a week, in this online version the articles are dated as they appear, throughout the week.

The Chatham Courier Online is text-only, no ads, no photos or illustrations. It is searchable, and covers from August 2009 to the present. (We have microfilm of the Courier going back to the 19th century at the Library.) You can sign up for an email alert, to receive a notice whenever a particular name or phrase appears in the Courier.

On this site, you can also read 28 other magazines, through the link on the left sidebar called “America’s News Magazines”. Some of the titles included are: The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Field and Stream, The National Review, Popular Science, Slate, and Smithsonian. They are also searchable, have no ads or illustrations, and can have email alerts set for them, so read on! This service is made possible by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library.

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Best-Sellers on the Nooks

Our Nook e-readers have recent popular titles, including:

The Witches, Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

God in Ruins, Kate Atkinson

Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald

Nook ereaderThere are over thirty other titles on the Nooks, ranging from Pride and Prejudice to The Hunger Games to Fifty Shades of Grey. Check one out today!

We also have one Nook devoted to titles for Young Adults, including:

Seven Wonders:The Tomb of Shadows, Maximum Ride Forever, The Moon and More, The Book Thief, Tunnels #5: Spiral, The Absolutely True Story of a Part-time Indian, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and more!

 

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee Meetings

All CPLAC meetings will be held at the Chatham Public Library on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, except for the first one, October 3, which will be at 1 PM. The Chatham Public Library Advisory Committee meeting dates are:

2017-18:

October 3 @ 1 pm

November 7 @ 10am

December 5 @ 10 am

January 2 @ 10 am

February 6 @ 10 am

March 6 @ 10 am

April 3 @ 10 am

May 1 @ 10 am

June 5 @ 10 am

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !

Need to repair your car?

Wondering if your car has a recall? Get the full Chilton Manual for any car through our website! With your library card you get anytime, anywhere access for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.

tumblebooksTumbleBooks are electronic versions of kids’ favorite picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration.