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.
Indieflix is now available!
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FREE for North Chatham library patrons!
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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.
Here we are in the New Year, with a grand new series for our Adult Education program. Everyone is heartily welcome; we only ask that you register by calling, signing up at the library, or emailing us. Space is limited. All the classes are from 10:00am till Noon, except basket weaving which runs until 12:30.
Getting Ready for this Year’s Gardenwith Peter Bowden. May 1st.
Cheese Tasting and Discussion June 9th, 10 till Noon
Tour of the Capital June 18th. Meet at the Library at 10am.
Basket Weaving,June 26th from 10-12:30.
Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.
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
Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Over 45 foreign languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Irish & more) & 15 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses available.