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K - 6th grade

Winter Events

Kids having a blast at the library!

9 pictures of school age children having fun at the library

Join us in celebrating the joy of reading!A cotton totebag with a luggage tag attached to it. The totebag has a drawing of a dinosaur on it, and reads "I got my library card!"

Introducing Lyle Barry and our new tote bags for kids!

As part of our initiative to promote early literacy, we are excited to announce that every child (from ages 0-15) who gets their first Chatham Area Public library card will receive a complimentary “I Got My Library Card!” tote bag, featuring our very own literacy dinosaur, Lyle Barry. This initiative is sponsored by our Friends of the Library. 

These bags were specifically chosen to fit picture books, which are popular for our young readers. The bags even include a library card holder to help keep everything they need for their trip to the library in one place! 

Pick one up when your young person gets their first Chatham Area Public Library card at our Library. Did your child get their card earlier in 2024?  They are still eligible to receive the bag. Bags available while supplies last.

The free tote bag program is only available for residents of the Chatham Area Public Library District.

Does your child already have their card, but is interested in owning a bag? You are in luck! We have a tote bag for you too!  For $5 per bag, or $10 for 3 bags, you can have your very own tote bag featuring our friend, Lyle Barry, the literacy dinosaur! Funds go back to support the Friends of the Chatham Area Public Library.

It’s more than just a card; it’s a passport to endless adventures in the world of books.

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