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.
Come on Wednesday, May 15th at 10am for a Spring Flower Arranging workshop. Anne Schomaker has been teaching flower arranging for over 30 years. You will create your own arrangement.
Please bring the following items: scissors, sharp knife, greens from around the garden, hosta leaves, and small pine branches.
Thank-you all for your book donations!! We have enough now to make a mighty fine sale, so we are no longer accepting items for our Books and Blooms.
Please stop by from 9am till 3 on Saturday, May 18th. Plants, books, and baked goods.
Wednesday, May 29th from 4-6 pm, nationally known, and our neighbor, Karen Halverson opens her studio for a photography workshop. Grab your camera (preferably digital) for a workshop at 4228 Route 203, North Chatham. The first hour will be spent looking at and discussion pictures that she will supply and the next hour going out and photographing in the neighborhood. Learn how to take some stunning photos outdoors. Visit her website at www.karenhalverson.com/cv.shtml.
Are you looking for a few good books to read? Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. Look at some current suggestions below.
The library has two nooks for your convenience. One is color
and the other black and white. 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 titles. Ask at the desk.
The library has four museum passes available for our patrons. Passes go out for three days.
- The Clark,
- the Columbia County Historical Society ( which includes the Columbia County Museum, the James Vanderpoel House and the Luykas Van Alen House)
- Mass MoCa,
- Norman Rockwell