North Chatham Free Library Cocktails in the Garden event

NCFL trustee Julie Kabat at an awards celebration accepting an arts grant from CREATE at Henry Hudson Waterfront in Hudson on August 9th and explaining how the funds were used for recent programs.  CREATE administers NYS arts-related grants in Columbia, Greene and Schoharie countries. The celebration included activities from some … Read more

Vernal Pools – Friday 4 Kids

Leanna O’Grady shared the excitement of Vernal Pools, also called ephemeral pools, are seasonal pools of water that provide habitat for distinctive plants and animals. Vernal Pools dry up during the year. Wood frogs, Salamanders (among others) lay their eggs here where fish can’t eat them. Tonight (might be one … Read more

Annual Report to the Community

Report to the Community on year 2022

Review a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation summarizing the highlights of the 2022. Compare the number of books in 2022 against those in 2021. See the list of other physical items such as DVDs, CDs, etc. Learn about usage levels of electronic materials. And browse our list of programs, along with participation levels.

Live & Learn Committee Meets February 27

The Committee welcomes new ideas and members to expand upon the original goal of a “life-long institute to share knowledge and promote learning” run by volunteers to “increase civic engagement” in our community. This effort blossomed into the ELIK Committee, now know as Live & Learn, which has been providing … 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

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