Welcome to the Eldredge Public Library Virtual Library

Library building closed - no problem... we are bringing the Library to You!

Just because we are all staying home and keeping our social distance - it doesn’t mean that you can’t access library resources.  Here are just a few of the entertaining and educational resources that we offer via our Virtual Library.  Some of these resources will require a Chatham CLAMS card, some a CLAMS card and others require no library card.   Don't know your pin number?  We assign the last four digits of your card number as your pin, unless you have chosen a different number.   

Don't have a library card but want to use online resources such as Overdrive and Statewide databases?  Want to check out Library materials?  CLAMS Ecards are available. These temporary cards will be valid until December 31, 2020.   Massachusetts residents are also eligible for a Boston Public Library ecard. Sign up online for free and get access to Boston Public Library's online resources.   Starting Oct 13 we will be open for limited services, which includes getting a Library card.  Call 508-945-5170 to make an appointment.

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks.  Do you need instructions to download the (Overdrive) Libby  app to your device?
Hoopla  is digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone - and even your TV! (Chatham CLAMS card needed)

Music and Video

Freegal Music allows library users to download songs in MP3 format from Sony Music's catalog of  artists. There is a limit of 3 downloads a person per week. (Chatham CLAMS card needed)
Hoopla  is digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone - and even your TV! (Chatham CLAMS card needed)

Online Resources

Are cooking up a storm while stuck at home?  Looking for new recipes?  Check our easy to use A to Z World Food database! (Chatham CLAMS card needed)
Need a break from the local news?  Try Gale In Context: Global Issues and find out what's happening in the world - besides the Pandemic!
Maybe searching for a job change?  Check out Career Transitions database for help with resumes, cover letters, interview tips and more
Start that family genealogy project you've been talking about with the help of HeritageQuest Online.
Ancestry is offering temporary home access to Chatham patrons.  You must have a current Chatham CLAMS card to access  the database.   Click HERE to access the temporary database.
Take this time to do some research on your next big purchase with Consumer Reports online.  This  resource provides trusted ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. (Chatham CLAMS card needed)

Virtual Programming


Tuesday, Oct 13 - Documentary Film: 6 Weeks to Mother's Day *Virtual Program*

6 Weeks to Mother’s Day paints an intimate portrait of Thai culture by exploring one of its most progressive schools, Moo Baan Dek (Children’s Village). Home to some of Thailand’s most underprivileged children, Children's Village has become a pillar in the Thai education system and a promising symbol of the country’s future.   Located in a remote jungle village in Kanchanaburi province, children sleep twelve to a room, have no hot water, limited electricity, and work together in the village garden to help provide themselves with food. It is a simple way of life where nature is used to encourage both healing and education.

Registration is required to receive the link to view the film online.  Once the Library emails you the link, you will have approx 72 hours to view the film.  Registration is limited to 100.

Thursday, Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm - 1620: The First Year with Historian Christopher Daley *Virtual Program*

Historian Chris Daley will present "1620: The First Year."  In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims arrival in the New World, Chris's presentation will examine their voyage across the Atlantic, the decision to land on Cape Cod, their explorations of the Cape, and their eventual choice to settle in Plymouth.  He will also talk in detail about Plymouth Colony and their early encounters with the Wampanoag People.  Registration is required.



We are offering some of our adult monthly programs and added some new items for the month of October.  Format is a little different but it will be great to interact with each other while keeping our social distance!  Click on the calendar for a larger, printable format. 


Check out our October calendar and newsletter for Youth Services with virtual programming opportunities.

Click on the calendar  for a larger, printable format and program descriptions.

For more fun activities, go to our page



Check out our Virtual Escape Room!







Reading Suggestions

NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles. 

Wowbrary sends readers free weekly emails about the Eldredge Public Library's newest books, movie, and music.


The July Book Page is available online.

Book Suggestions from the EPL (more will be added as they are updated)
Historical Fiction
Cape Cod

Just for Fun

Think Harder Puzzle Challenges!   Click on the puzzle for a larger, printable format.  Answer keys included.

April 9, 2020 Puzzle           April 16, 2020 Puzzle      April 23 Puzzle          
April 9 Answer Key           April 16 Answer Key          April 23 Answer Key

 April 30  Puzzle                  May 7 Puzzle                  May 14 Puzzle
 April 30 Answer Key        May 7 Answer Key         May 14 Answer Key
May 21 Puzzle                 May 28 Puzzle
May 21 Answer Key       May 28 Answer Key

The Chatham Chatter is an informal newspaper, published roughly every two weeks in the summers (late July to early September) from 1937-1941, and one issue August 1942.  This newspaper was written, published (on a hectograph machine!) and circulated by the grandchildren of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis from their summer home in Chatham.  A very unique part of Chatham history.

ALA's Games & Gaming Round Table has a directory of free games you can download, print, and play!

Major League Baseball season has been delayed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Even though the players won’t be taking the field, you can still get your baseball fix through your Massachusetts library links! 

Make paper roses from book pages (Not library books of course!)
The Milk Street Cooking School in Boston is now offering free online classes.
The Shows Must Go On! Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! Starting 4/3, he’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free!

Virtual Tours

Whether you had to cancel your vacation or are spending this time to plan your next one, Travel and Leisure is taking readers on some virtual tours of popular sites, even some that are out of this world!

Virtual Museums       Virtual National Parks         Space Tours with NASA



Stay Connected

We miss our patrons!  Please stay connected through our website, our social media and our programs!  If you need help or would like to see specific programming please let us know!  We have created a Coronavirus Information Page on our website to keep you up to date on Coronavirus related CLAMS practices, reliable resources and community updates.

Our Wi-Fi is available outside the building 24/7.
Library staff will be available by email and phone (508-945-5170) to answer questions about our online resources, library updates and curbside pickup.