Winter Reading: Cork O’Connor series

One of the best things about the nasty weather is it forces us to slow down and enjoy some much deserved reading. We here at the library are enjoying the Corcoran O’Connor series by William Kent Kruger. These books take place in the hills, mountains and lakes surrounding Aurora, Minnesota. … Read more

North Chatham Luminaries

For decades now, North Chathamites have continued a long-standing tradition of placing luminaries along the highways and bi-ways of the hamlet on Christmas Eve. To enjoy this wonderful holiday community tradition without interruption and to ensure that the chain of light remains unbroken and warms the hearts of all, here … Read more

Bird Migration

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul is now on our shelves. It is part of our current display in the back. We were able to purchase this book, and others of all reading levels thanks to the Fund for Columbia County of … Read more


What a week! Fall is in the air and Halloween fun is here! the Fire Department plans to line the street which will help keep the car speed low. And safe for all the little monsters out there looking for a treat. We at the library will have some treats … Read more

Should I Stay or should I Go?

What a beautiful day for an outdoor activity. Leanna O’Grady from Mud Creek, the outreach program of our Columbia County Soil & Water District, led us in an exploration of birds and migratory reasons and patterns. She had an exciting game after the introductory discussion which involved about 13 stations. … Read more

Community Day

North Chatham Library's Quilt Raffle Fundraiser

Tomorrow our Quilt winner will be picked!! This is at 1:30pm. Tickets are on sale till then. This vibrantly patterned quilt is called “Spin Around the Block”. Spin on over to the North Chatham Library to get your tickets for the Quilt Raffle! Tickets are $3 each or 4 for … Read more

Community Day

Five colorful balloons on a blue sky background

Next Saturday, October 15th, the Library will be opening at 9am as part of the festivities happening in the hamlet. Here, we have a mini-book sale (that means a few books for sale – not small books); folks to answer questions and concerns about the upcoming referendum; more folks to … Read more


Your Library — Your Vote.  What’s that about?   It’s about the North Chatham Free Library’s future. If you want to get the full scoop— click on: “Answers to Your Referendum questions“.

Mud Creek workshop

Thanks to Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center to teach us about who lives in and around the Valatie Kill. We explored the creek at the old Ring’s Park, now part of Ann Formel’s property. Leanna let us hold an intact painted turtle shell, then provided nets to catch some of … Read more

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