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
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.
Murder Mystery Theater Fundraiser
Our 2023 Murder Mystery fundraiser was a resounding success! Thank you to everyone who helped solve our whodunnit. See you next year!