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1,000 Masks Challenge Is On! Published on: March 28, 2020

The Library 1,000 Masks Challenge is On! Please help protect our front line workers by making masks with materials we will deliver right to your doorstep.  No need to leave home thanks to Friends of the Library Book Sale funding and volunteers. You will need tightly woven cotton material, flannel, thread and elastic.  To request materials, send an email to masks@chathamlibrary.org or phone us at 862-246-6108. Your materials will be delivered in a library tote bag provided in partnership with ECLC … Continue reading

Contact While Closed Published on: March 14, 2020

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Coronavirus Information Published on: February 29, 2020

This page will be updated as new information is available/provided. *UPDATED 3/25/20* Borough of Chatham Coronavirus Information *UPDATED 3/25/20* Chatham Township/Madison Board of Health Coronavirus Information Morris County Office of Health Management Update Centers for Disease Control and Prevention What the Public Should Do *UPDATED 3/24/20* Westfield Regional Health Department COVID-19 (Chatham Borough) New Jersey Department of Health COVID-2019 Information NJ State League of Municipalities Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19: A Guide for Businesses New Jersey … Continue reading

Become a Friend! Published on: January 15, 2020

Dear Chatham Residents, Help us, help you! Renew your membership or become a 2020 member of the Friends of the Library of the Chathams. Your donation to the Friends helps us provide the funding to enable your library to present programs and activities that entertain, enrich and educate all patrons. Each patron values something different, whether it is a drawing or painting class, a Holiday concert or coding class, learning to write a competitive college essay or taking home educational … Continue reading

Gift List – 4th Quarter 2019 Published on: January 7, 2020

Each month a number of books and media are purchased from funds donated by Friends of the Library and other generous donors.  From October through December, the following items were added to the collection: Friends of the Library 025 BAN Libraries & Gardens:  Growing Together 305.409 SMI Smithsonian American Women:  Remarkable Objects and Stories of Strength 372.416 RIC The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading: an Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader 616.89 PER Freedom from Family Dysfunction: A Guide … Continue reading

Seed Library Published on: July 13, 2019

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Bridging Space to Place Published on: December 12, 2018

Bridging Space to Place with the RMR Project (Renovate, Modernize, Reorganize) The library Board of Trustees has commissioned plans to reorganize space within the existing building footprint. Link here to see what the plan will offer our community. Public comments are shaping the plans.  Link here for full presentation made to our municipal officials in 2016 on plans and costs. The plans are a work-in-process based on ongoing community feedback. Existing Upper Level Proposed Upper Level Advantages and Disadvantages Existing Lower Level Proposed … Continue reading

Investors Foundation Grant to Friends Published on: July 16, 2018

Investors Bank Manager Greg Schmidt presented a $5,000 grant to Friends of the Library of the Chathams President Debbie Fabian and Library Director Karen Brodsky in June 2018.  The funds will go toward the Bridging Space to Place project.    

Mobile/Wireless Printing Published on: June 29, 2017

Wireless printing is available.  Simply click the link below or look for the PrinterOn app in your device’s app store to get started.  Black and white copies are $0.15 per page; color copies are $0.25 per page. CLICK HERE FOR MOBILE/WIRELESS PRINTING Click here for instructions on how to send a print job Click here for PrinterOn app instructions If you have any issues or questions, please stop in or call the Reference Desk at 973-635-0603.

Save The Mural! Published on: December 22, 2016

In anticipation of the upcoming library renovation, some residents have asked what will happen to the library mural. In 1994, funding for the Ida Benigno Children’s Room was given to Library of the Chathams in memory of Ida Marie Benigno by her husband Russell and daughters Rosemary Fuss and Valerie Olpp.  Mrs. Benigno lived in Chatham Borough and was a teacher at the Fairmount Avenue Elementary School and later a volunteer at Library of the Chathams. Author/illustrator of Goodnight Goon, … Continue reading

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