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In-Person Library Visits Published on: March 15, 2021

You may now visit the library in person by appointment to: Browse the collections (look for books and/or movies) Use a computer, copy machine or fax machine Time limit is 30 minutes per person per day. Safety procedures are required as follows: Enter through the back doors, ensuring that no one is in the vestibule before entering.  As you enter the inner doors, please: Check that your mask is on properly before entering. Take your temperature.  Promptly leave if you … Continue reading

Auto-Renewal Info Published on: December 24, 2020

As of January 2021, our library and the other MAIN libraries now have the wonderful new convenience of Auto-Renewal. This means that items you have checked out currently and in the future will automatically renew if they are eligible.  Which kinds of items automatically renew? Most physical items checked out from a library that already allow at least one renewal may be eligible for auto-renewal(s). Digital materials like eBooks are not auto-renewed. Which conditions prevent items from being automatically renewed? … Continue reading

Donors 2019-2020 Published on: December 20, 2020

Thank you to all who gave!  The Library of the Chathams Board of Trustees, the staff and the Friends of the Library would like to thank everyone listed below and those who wish to remain anonymous for your generous contributions from September 2019 to September 2020.  Many of you were also generous with your time and energy volunteering at the library.  We appreciate your wonderful support throughout the year. Click here to see the complete list of donors

Jigsaw Puzzle Collection Published on: October 19, 2020

Borrow jigsaw puzzles! Check them out for 28 days – click here to view the collection

Home Delivery Service Published on: September 25, 2020

NEW!  Home delivery service is now available! If you are a Chatham resident who is homebound or cannot come to the library to pick up your books for health reasons, you can now have your items delivered.  Library staff and Friends of the Library volunteers will bring the books right to your door! You can request books, movies and other materials by phone or through our online catalog.  We will deliver the items to your door, usually within a day … Continue reading

Virtual Browsing Published on: September 24, 2020

Many of you have told us how much you miss browsing the library shelves.  We are now offering the next best thing – virtual browsing via a video call.  To use this service, you will need a smartphone or another device with either Facetime or Google Meet app. Call the library at 973-635-0603 or email librarian@chathamlibrary.org to set up an appointment.  Appointments are currently offered from 6 to 8 pm Monday through Thursday.  When requesting an appointment, tell us what … Continue reading

Library Reopening Plan Published on: September 23, 2020

Library Director Karen Brodsky holds virtual library update meetings on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 pm.  Click for details.

Library Receives $150,000 Grant from Investors Foundation Published on: June 26, 2020

Library of the Chathams Receives $150,000 Grant from Investors Foundation The Library of the Chathams has received a $150,000 grant from Investors Foundation to help fund the library’s Bridging Space to Place renovation project.  Fundamental improvements of this venture will include more space for children’s programming, an area for teens to study and interact, a room for STEM programs, workspace for entrepreneurs to collaborate, meeting space for community organizations, and a larger and more suitable location for local history materials. … Continue reading

Library Film Reviews Published on: May 8, 2020

Welcome to our film reviews blog! With so many streaming services around these days, and perhaps a bit more time to spare, are you wondering what to watch?  We hope these honest reviews written on a variety of different movies can help you decide! Click here to view reviews.

Cooped Up Cooking Published on: April 23, 2020

Welcome to our new recipe blog – “Cooped Up Cooking“!  During this time when a lot of us are stuck in the house and perhaps have more time to try some new things, Library of the Chathams staff wanted to share some of their favorite tried and true recipes with you.  We hope that you will try and enjoy. Click here for full details.

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