Show Your Library Card


The Chatham Area Public Library will be partnering with community businesses for an event called “Show Your Library Card” this October 1 – 31, 2016. Simply show your library card at these participating businesses and receive a discount or gift! Your library card is worth more than you think!

Representative Elizabeth Isbell
10% off order.

Chatham Chiropractic
351 Williams Ln., Chatham
Free consultation with Dr. Taylor.

Chatham Dental Center
120 N. Main St., Chatham
Free book, “Beating All Odds.”

John’s Appliance Service Center
116 W. Walnut St., Chatham
10% off service charges.

Marine Bank
470 North Main Plaza, Chatham
$50 when you open a new personal checking account and apply for a debit card.

Modern Woodmen of America
7036 Kingsmill Ct., Springfield
Free financial planning/life insurance/retirement consultation.

Power Works Fitness
347 Williams Ln., Chatham
No enrollment fee.

309 N. Main St., Chatham
10% off in-store fresh flower purchase.


DASH for the STASH

DASH for the STASH is a poster contest that takes place as part of April’s Financial Literacy Month. It is sponsored by the State Securities Administrator and the Investor Protection Institute, a nonprofit organization with the goal of investor education. Here’s what you do:dash logo

  • Visit the library and find the 4 DASH for the STASH posters.
  • Read the posters (and learn a bit about investing).
  • Scan the QR code or visit the website listed on each poster.
  • Answer a few questions about what you just read on the poster.

Once you answer the questions, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 retirement investment!

This poster contest runs from April 15 – May 15, 2015. More information can be found on the DASH for the STASH rules site.

July Event Roudup

What’s Happening at the Library This Month?

Friday, July 4: Closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, July 9, 2:00 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing (Midday Movie)

Tuesday, July 15, 2:00 p.m.: Hoot (11 & Up Movie)

Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 p.m.: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff (Bite into a Good Book)

Wednesday, July 16, 2:00 p.m.: Tarzan (Family Movie)

Thursday, July 17, 7:00 p.m.: Friends of the Library Stargazing Event

Thursday, July 17, 8:00 p.m.: Deadline for entries to the altered books art competition Worn, Torn Books

Saturday, July 19, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Friends’ Sweet Corn Book and Bake Sale

Saturday, July 19, 9:30 a.m.: Increase the Effectiveness of Your Job Search

Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Central Illinois Community Blood Center Donations

Sunday, July 20, 2:00 p.m.: Friends of Genealogy (FOG) Meeting

Monday, July 21, 6:00 p.m.: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (The Outer Edge Book Group)

Monday, July 21, 7:00 p.m.: Chatham Area Public Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.: Friends of the Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 23, 2:00 p.m.: Frozen Sing-Along

Wednesday, July 23, 6:00 p.m.: Writers’ Group Meeting

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May Event Roundup

Saturday, May 10, 10am – Computer Class: Introduction to Microsoft Office Publisher

Wednesday, May 14, 2pm – Midday Movie: The Little Princess

Wednesday, May 14, 6pm – Discover Your Roots: Recording Your Data (call the library to sign up)

Thursday, May 15, 4pm – Nonfiction Book Group Meeting: Genius of Place by Justin Martin

Monday, May 19, 6pm – Outer Edge Book Group Meeting: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

Wednesday, May 21, noon – Bite into a Good Book Group Meeting: Home Front by Kristin Hannah

Monday, May 26 – The library will be closed for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 28, 6pm – Writers’ Group Meeting

Please note the following changes to our hours for the Christmas and New Year holidays:

Tuesday, December 24: closed
Wednesday, December 25: closed

Tuesday, December 31: 9:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday, January 1: closed

We hope you have a happy and safe holiday season!