Chatham Community Library is a dual-use public and community college library in Pittsboro, North Carolina, serving residents and students from Chatham County and surrounding areas. This blog serves to further our mission of providing broad access to information and resources to our large and diverse community of library members.

Our featured and frequently updated collections are:

Book Reviews – regular reviews of books we’re reading and you should be reading by library staff and members. We’re always looking for submissions.

Kids & Teens – lots of resources just for our young members – book reviews, recommendations, and more.

Local History – a weekly article from the library’s collection of historical newspapers on microfilm. If you find these excerpts interesting, we invite you to come and look at the collection, currently housed in the library’s Local History & Genealogy section.  Our holdings include microfilmed versions of The Chatham Record dating from 1879, as well as a few other local historical newspapers.

Monthly Top 10 Lists of the most popular books and DVDs at the library.

This blog is intended to be a dialogue with our readers.  We want to draw on community knowledge of local history, great books to read, and more! We would love to hear from you if you enjoy one of our posts, or if a name or event mentioned in a local history post stirs a memory or association for you. Please note that, because this is a public forum, all comments will be archived as part of the public record.

Please let us know what you think of this blog by leaving a comment. You can also follow us online on Facebook and on Twitter.

Public Rules and Disclaimers

The purpose of this site is to provide users of Chatham County Public Libraries with access to information resources and to promote the library and its collections and events. Because representatives of Chatham County government communicate through this site, any communications posted on this page, including comments or questions posted by the public may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records law.

We value your comments and questions, but Chatham County may not be able to address all of them through this site. Please visit http://www.chathamnc.org for contact information on specific issues.

Any communications posted here by someone other than an official representative of Chatham County government is solely the view and opinion of the author, not Chatham County, any members of its staff, or any public official.

Once posted, Chatham County reserves the right to delete public submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive comments that target or disparage any group of people because of some shared characteristic. Any comments viewed as threatening, libelous, or harassing are prohibited and subject to deletion. Further, Chatham County also reserves the right to delete comments that contain the following:

  1. Spam, advertising, or links to other sites
  2. Content that is clearly off topic and/or disruptive
  3. The promotion of any illegal activity
  4. Promotions for any particular services, products, or political organizations
  5. Copyrighted or trademarked material
  6. Personal identifications, such as addresses, phone numbers, or other personal information

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