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Friends of the Library

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About the Friends

The Friends of the Chatham Area Public Library was founded in 1986, and is a volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to supplement the Library’s annual budget for materials and programs and supporting literacy initiatives in the Chatham community. The Friends welcome new members and offer service opportunities for youth and adult groups.

The Friends of the Chatham Area Public Library are that and a whole lot more!  Some of the other things the Friends do to make the library services better for our patrons include:

  • Hosting the annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Fundraiser
  • Sponsoring the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs
  • Providing volunteers to help with various library programs
  • Sponsoring the Rolling Prairie Digital Consortium e-books and more databases
  • Providing computers and equipment for the library

Book Sales

Sweet Corn Book Sale

Thank you everyone who donated for and bought books at the Sweet Corn Book Sale.  We raised over $2000 for the Library's services and programs.  

Book connoisseurs enjoyed bargain prices for a large assortment of items.

Special Perk - Friends Members were invited early for a “Power Hour” from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. We had individuals take advantage of joining that morning.  

Also, the Bargain Sale opened for everyone at 2:00 p.m. for a donation of $2.00. What a deal! 

Want to volunteer? We can always use help to set up and take down the sale. Contact [email protected] if you or your group are interested in assisting.

Friends of the Chatham Area Public Library Present: The 24th Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser. March 15 & 16, 2024. Summer (D)reading: A Super Reader Dies Here

Murder Mystery Theater Fundraiser

Tickets for our 2024 Murder Mystery Theater Fundraiser go on sale January 8th! Join us March 15th & 16th, 2024 for an evening of intrigue, wacky characters, and MURDER! Can you guess whodunnit?

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