The Storycrafters will perform a live social distanced performance on August 8 at 4 pm in the back garden. 

Please Stay the Course.

Arts & Culture: Nature Unfolding: Exploring Nature through Interactive Folding Books

Sunday, July 19th at 3 pm

Don’t miss this chance to meet the creators of The Foliage Library!

Illustrator Emily Brooks and designer Matt Holbein create interactive folding books to explore the beauty and ever-changing world of nature around us. The books, in themselves, are inventive works of art – incorporating elements of art, geometry, engineering, and environmentalism.

Emily explains, “By presenting environmental information in an interactive format, the reader becomes more engaged with current urgent issues that threaten some of our worlds’ most magical creatures.” And of course, we know that nature is of great interest to those who live in our rural community.

During their online zoom session, Emily and Matt will reveal the collaborative creative process they use to research, plan, and construct a book. As part of the program, they will provide printable DIY templates of some simple elements of their books, so that people watching the presentation can do a corresponding activity at home.

More about the Creators: Matt and Emily met when they were students at the Rochester Institute of Technology and bonded over their love of plants and the outdoors. At RIT they both took book-making classes and became interested in the varying aspects of book illustration and design.

The theme of our 2020 library series is Civic Engagement through the Arts: Connecting to our Community.


This event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Library Services Resume

Good News!

Books, DVDs, Magazines are again available for you.

Initially our OPEN hours will be reduced.

4pm – 7pm Monday – Friday

11am – 2pm Saturday

Although, due to the COVID-19 necessary restrictions our physical building is closed, NCFL staff is ready to get you the things you want and to place them on the porch table with a time frame for you to pick them up.  Please place all your returns into the book drop yourself.  Staff are not to touch these please.

All items we receive from you, other libraries or our vendors, will be held in quarantine for 3 days.  We will not check them in until that time is up.  IF you incur fines they will be waived.  This procedure will keep you and us safe.  It will also lengthen the time for delivery of books.  Please be patient during this time.


Arts & Literature – Victor Juhasz

The North Chatham Free Library was honored to present distinguished artist, Victor Juhasz, known nationally for his humorous caricatures and illustrations.

In It’s Not Funny Anymore: Satirical Illustration in an Age of Hostile Absurdity.

Readers’ Theatre – Tortoise and the Hare

Watch some fun with the ICC school and public libraries.  Thanks to our very own talented Kim Grethen (and Board Member) .

Susan Griss – Classic stories for children to dance

Dancer and educator Susan Griss is a pioneer in the field of kinesthetic teaching and learning. She is the founder of MINDS IN MOTION and the Co-founder of BEYOND PAPER AND PENCIL. She is a Fulbright Scholar and was a Teaching-Artist in public schools for over 30 years. Visit her website to learn more:

Click on the links to view YouTube videos for children ages 4-7.


The Great Blueness  

Stay Home, Stop the Spread

Library open with porch pick-up. Please call or email us.

Library services begin on June 22 with holds for the Mid-Hudson Library System.

While the Library building is presently closed to patrons, all our on-line services do work.  Here are some of them:

Overdrive is our electronic book and audio book collection.

Universal Class has over 500 on-line classes to learn at your own pace.

kanopy has unusual films and many Great Courses

RB Digital has magazines

Home Access has Columbia County resources  and hundreds of newspapers and articles.

– Mango – learn a new language

When we re-open the building.  All fines overdue fines will be waived.

Help with any issues related to the above and accessing services can be obtained by leaving a phone number through email


We Hope to re-open soon.  Please Be Safe, Stay Home and Stop the Spread.