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Meet Bikelangelo, our Book Bike!
Bikelangelo, our book bike, will be officially rolling out this summer. We are so excited to bring our library to you by setting up at popular locations around Chatham.
What can you expect from the book bike? At most locations, we will have children’s books, adult books, and DVDs available for checkout. Don’t have a library card? No worries! If you’re in our Library District, we can register you to get a library card at our book bike, just bring an ID with your current address. If you already have a library card, but it’s expired, we can fix that too!
A huge thank you to the Friends of the Library who generously funded the book bike and Wheel Fast for putting it together.
2022 Summer Reading Program
Join Summer Reading and discover what adventures (and prizes) await you. Choose your books, as you dare to Read Beyond the Beaten Path.
There are challenges for every age group:
• Rubber Ducky Club for birth though age 3: Read 30 books together and receive a rubber ducky
• Summer Reading for ages 4-8* : Receive prizes after each 100 minutes read.
• Summer Reading for ages 8-12* : Receive prizes after each 150 minutes read.
• Tween/Teen Summer Reading for ages 12-18* : Receive a virtual ticket to enter a raffle for a gift card of your choice after every book read, and be automatically entered into a grand prize drawing.
• Read and redeem prizes between June 1 and July 30. Summer Reading ends Saturday, July 30.
Call to Entry Art Show - Apply Now!
We are thrilled to welcome back talented local artists for our 12th Annual Call to Entry Juried Art Show. We are currently accepting submissions!
The Library was awarded an American Rescue Plan Act grant for over $11,000 to help our local workforce bounce back from the pandemic. As part of that grant’s funds, the library has purchased new databases, will be hosting job searching and small business classes throughout the year, will start a new leadership book discussion group, and will create kits to aid in meeting technological needs beyond the library’s walls.
Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
Coretta Scott King Book Awards