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Welcome Everyone! Published on: July 2, 2022

Library Welcomes Everyone with a New Sign In the recent months, Library of the Chathams has made a concerted effort to create an environment where everyone feels welcome.  It set up a taskforce, Coming Out of the Dark Age (CODA) that put forth several measures to make the library even more open and welcoming to the community.  Overdue fines for Chatham items are gone.  Your library cards can now be renewed for ten years instead of three, and you can … Continue reading

Summer Coding Camp Published on: June 27, 2022

Register for CS Base Summer Coding Camp here 

Annual Report 2021 Published on: May 27, 2022

Have you seen our latest Annual Report? Take a look and see all the wonderful things the library has to offer the Chathams!   Click here to view the 2021 Annual Report Click here to see the year in pictures

New Learning Database: Udemy Published on: March 10, 2022

Chatham residents now have free access to Udemy, an online learning platform that connects patrons to video-based courses taught by leading experts in business, technology, and more.  Users can explore thousands of continuously updated, on-demand video courses that match their professional goals and personal interests. Udemy, from Gale, a Cengage Company, offers a unique, tailor-made learning experience for adults who want to improve their skill set for a new job or advance in their current profession.  This collection helps learners get … Continue reading

Veterans Project of the Chathams Published on: November 10, 2021

Veterans Project of the Chathams An initiative of Library of the Chathams MISSION The Veterans Project of the Chathams is an initiative of Library of the Chathams that seeks to collect, archive, and make available to the public – via physical display and digital acquisition – audio, video, and written personal histories and testimonials of veterans who are or were residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township. Click for full details

Donors 2020-2021 Published on: September 28, 2021

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 2020 to September 2021.  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

New Mobile App Published on: March 4, 2021

Introducing the New MAIN Mobile App! Welcome to the library in your pocket. The SOLUS Mobile Library App offers an ‘anytime, anywhere, everywhere’ library experience from your Apple or Android device. With the new app, you have access to the diverse shared collection of MAIN resources, plus a digital library card with linkable accounts, downloadable electronic resources, full-catalog searching with the ability to place holds, multi-language support, self-checkout, and more. GET FULL DETAILS HERE

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

Library of Things Published on: October 19, 2020

A Library of Things is a collection of items for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials and provides diverse opportunities for learning and engagement.  All items in our Library of Things can be checked out for free with your library card! – click here to view the collection

Home Delivery Service Published on: September 25, 2020

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 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 or two after your item becomes available.  You … Continue reading

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