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Located in Chatham, Illinois
Chatham Area Public Library
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 12/21/23

Article Date
December 21, 2023

Wanting comfort, warmth, relaxation? Come on in to your Library! As the temperatures start to drop, the Chatham Area Public Library has plenty of (free) cozy books, puzzles, activities and movies to enjoy inside this Winter. Take a break from the...

Library Lines 11/16/23

Article Date
November 16, 2023

This month marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio, published in 1623. According to the reference book Chase’s Calendar of Events 2023, Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies & Tragedies was the first gathering and printing of 36 of...

Library Lines 10/26/23

Article Date
October 26, 2023

October is ADHD (attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder) Awareness Month! Some of you may have ADHD, have a child with ADHD, or know someone who does. Some adults have ADHD but have never been diagnosed!

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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.