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Welcome to the North Chatham Free Library, located in the charming, historic hamlet of North Chatham. Since we opened in 1914, the library has been a gathering place for members of the community. We sponsor diverse programs throughout the year for all ages. The library maintains collections of books, books on CD and DVDs, computers, a printer and a fax for public use. With your library card, you are a member of the Mid-Hudson library system, so besides having access to the collections of 70 other libraries, you can also use downloadable audios, eBooks, and online databases. Come and visit us. Your library card is a path from this lovely hamlet to the global community and back again.

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Check out our full range of programming for the Fall of 2014!

Shredder Coming to the Library

Here-ye, Here-ye Shredder Coming!!
for your convenience to the North Chatham Library
In the parking lot.
Dec. 1st to Dec. 13th.
What documents to Shred:
Bank Statements-Copies of Birth Certificates-Pay Stubs-Canceled/Voided Checks-Credit Card Bills/Receipts-Credit Reports & Histories-Expired Credit Cards & Identification Cards-Expired Passports & Visas-
Legal Documents-Insurance Documents-Tax Forms-Medical & Dental records-Utility Bills-Transcripts-Investment, Stock & Property Transactions-Employment Records-AND
Anything with your Account Numbers, Passwords, PIN’s, Signatures, Social Security Numbers and Your Date of Birth!

*Sponsored in Collaboration with the Columbia County Office for the Aging, and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office

Holidays with Hungrytown

hungrytownFolk music duo Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson perform music that feeds the soul, including some holiday songs.
Sun. Dec. 14 at 3pm.
Join us after the concert for cider and donuts and and the door prize. What fun!!!!!

All our Sunday afternoon programs are made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Columbia County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

Enriching Life and Increasing Knowledge

We are nearing the end of our Adult Daytime Classes for the Fall. Now is the time for you to email or stop by and share with us what you would like to see happening in the Spring!!!!

*Friday: Dec. 12 (snow day 12/15) Make a Swag. Making door swags for the holidays. Thank-you to Anne Schomaker and Sandra Wooding of the Garden Club of Kinderhook for leading this class.
Please bring: Pine branches, holly, ribbon and decorations,
clippers and scissors.

*Monday: Jan 26 (snow day 01/27) Exploring the Internet. Taught by Maria Consenza and Chris Stephenson. Browsing the Web and using email can improve memory and reduce depression. Learn fun ways to surf the net including Google Earth and social media. This session is for people who already know how to access the Internet. Bring a lap top or tablet.

*These projects have been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Knitting with Sandy

Join Sandra Wooding and the rest of us as we knit, crochet, etc. to the tune of fun. Usually, the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 10 till Noon. Please call or email to confirm.Angora

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.

Job & Career Help

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

Nook Books AHOY!

The library has two nooks (one black/white, one color) and a Kindly Paperwhite for your convenience. There is no access to the internet on these devices, but you can certainly enjoy the
books that are included.  We have added lots more ebooks, popular fiction and non-fiction titles.  Ask at the desk.