Please Stay the Course.

Citizen Be Heard August 16 at 3:00

The North Chatham Free Library will present


Zoom session: Sunday, August 16th at 3 pm

Please email us for link to this rare session.

Don’t miss this opportunity to view solo performances by vibrant young women who are exploring ways to cultivate a civic consciousness. Their featured performances include short scenes, spoken word, and songs created by each cast member. As one young woman has said, “It’s turned my voice from a whisper to a roar.”

An interactive talk back for the audience with two performers and their artistic director will follow. Artistic Director Kim Sykes is a professional actress and part-time resident of North Chatham.

Girl Be Heard, the parent organization, claims, “By developing their talents on stage, young people grow into artists, activists, and leaders in their communities.”

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.