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Hermie the Hermit Crab is our Children’s Room mascot! Follow Hermie here on his blog to see all of his adventures.
If you have an Instagram you can follow Hermie’s special hashtag #chathamhermie!

International Scribble Day

March 27, 2023Today is International Scribble Day and Hermie is ready to celebrate! Scribbling is a creative style of art for all ages. International Scribble Day was created by Diane Alber, who wrote the book I’m NOT Just A Scribble, in 2019. What do you think Hermie scribbled? Stop by the Children’s Room and share your guess with the librarian! On your way out of the Children’s Room pick up a Little Red Wagon Take Home Craft.

Take Home Crafts will be located above the Children’s Book Drop.

First Day of Spring 2023

March 20, 2023 – It’s raining, it’s pouring, Hermie is exploring! Did you know Spring is a great season to explore the outdoors? Hermie loves jumping in puddles and collecting flowers! With more than 350,000 types of flowering plants Hermie needs help figuring out which flowers are in his collection. Lucky for Hermie, the Children’s Room has a great selection of plant books! To learn all about plants visit the 580-583 section of nonfiction. Hermie wants to know, what is your favorite part of spring?!

Library Card Sign-Up Month

September 8, 2022 – Hermie wants to let you know that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! With a library card you can discover new and exciting worlds! From borrowing audiobooks to streaming movies to taking virtual classes, there is so much you can access with a library card. Pursue your passions and dreams through your library’s resources and programs. Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents can apply for a library card online here:

National Beach Day!

August 30, 2022 – Everyone loves a good day down the shore, right? August 30 is National Beach Day! This holiday reminds us of the beauty of beaches while also reminding us to keep them clean and safe.

Hermie is in Wildwood today with his new friend Sunny and they want to share how you can help! After enjoying the beach, make sure you leave nothing behind so our animal friends don’t eat or get tangled and trapped in trash, on land and in the water. Swim, dive, surf, and play! Just remember to do your part to protect one of our most cherished natural resources — our beaches. And always wear sunscreen!

National Dog Day

August 26, 2022 – Can you believe that dogs have been with us for at least 14,000 years? National Dog Day is on August 26 and Hermie is getting ready to celebrate with his new friend Winston! They both want to let you know that the library will be starting the Read to a Therapy Dog program again soon! Keep an eye on our weekly e-newsletter and look for posters in the Children’s room for more details.

National Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 17, 2022 – Did you ever hear that you would get bad luck if a black cat crossed your path? Black cats are much less likely to be adopted, but Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17 aims to dispel all the myths surrounding black cats. How can you help? Consider adopting a black cat. Support your local shelters and volunteer – you can play with a black cat (or any cat), give them cuddles and treats, and even read to them! Hermie is spending the day getting cuddles from his new friend, Loki, to help prove that black cats are awesome!

American Adventures Month

August 12, 2022✈️ August is American Adventures Month! Many people are traveling around the United States as well as to Central and South America for vacation during the summer. Adventure and travel encourage creativity, endurance, and fun! Hermie loves to travel too. Can you guess where he went on this adventure?

National Watermelon Day

August 3, 2022 – There’s nothing like beating the heat with summertime’s most refreshing fruit on National Watermelon Day – August 3. Watermelon is a healthy and hydrating snack for both people and hermit crabs, especially on a hot day like today so Hermie is celebrating with a big slice! Stop by the library and read a picture book about watermelon or borrow one of our many cookbooks and try a new recipe using watermelon for dinner. 🍉

Paperback Book Day

July 30, 2022 – 📚 Hermie is reading some of his favorite paperbacks for Paperback Book Day, which celebrates the date that the first Penguin paperbacks were published in 1935. One of the great things about the library is that there are tons of options, all for free! Do you like to read paperbacks or hardcovers??

Space Exploration Day

July 20, 2022 – Today Hermie is celebrating Space Exploration Day, also known as Moon Day, which commemorates the day that we first landed on the moon in 1969. Come down to the library for some engaging books about space, including some of Hermie’s favorites seen here! Did you know that the library also has two telescopes that can be borrowed? Ask for more details at the Information desk!


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