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Library News

See the latest news at the Chatham Area Public Library. Find library announcements, event updates, and more.

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Library Lines - 09/2023

Article Date
September 1, 2023

Why a Library Card (STILL) Matters

Books are still a valuable resource and an important doorway to knowledge and the imagination. In fact, we have 81,831 books just inside your local Chatham Area Public Library! Not to mention, the other 338 libra...

Library Lines - 08/2023

Article Date
August 1, 2023

Notable Birthdays in August

August is a time of many things: the state fair, the end of summer, and the beginning of the school year. August is also a great time to remember important people! Libraries are exceptional resources for learning...

Fine-Free Q&As

Article Date
July 13, 2023

At its January meeting, the Board of Trustees revised library policies to stop the assessment of overdue fines for items checked out at the Chatham Area Public Library, effective February 15, 2021. Please note that the information below relates to...

Contactless Curbside Frequently Asked Questions

Article Date
July 13, 2023

Considering recently released Illinois Department of Health guidelines and the current county spread of COVID-19, the Chatham Area Public Library will be returning to Contactless Curbside Service until further notice. We hope that we can help answer...

Library Lines - 07/2023

Article Date
July 1, 2023

July is Disability Pride month. What does that mean? Well, it is a month where people come together and celebrate, embracing disabilities as part of who they are. There are many different types of disabilities: some are physical and some are mental....

Library Lines - 05/2023

Article Date
May 1, 2023

May is National Strawberry Month! A great way to celebrate is to eat some strawberries, or better yet, go pick some right from the plant. A free way to celebrate strawberries is to read books on strawberries from the Chatham Area Public Library.


Library Lines - 04/2023

Article Date
April 1, 2023

April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. While math is something many of us may not love or think we use every day, there is plenty to enjoy about it. Check out these books from the Chatham Area Public Library to learn a little bit more...

Library Lines - 03/2023

Article Date
March 1, 2023

March 23rd is National Puppy Day; a day to celebrate the love that puppies bring to our lives. Whether you have a dog or not, most people agree that puppies are pretty stinking cute. Enjoy reading about puppies without having to take care of them...

Library Lines 11/17/22

Article Date
November 17, 2022

This month marks the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. British archeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discovered a step carved in stone in early November 1922. By the end of the month, they’d found the outer burial chamber...