Events and Programs

As part of the town of Chaplin’s Bicentennial Celebration, the Library Board of Trustees seeks applications for a

Chaplin Poet Laureate

Applicants for this honorary position should submit a letter of interest, along with an original poem, to Sandra Horning, Library Director.  Applications may be dropped off at the Chaplin Library, or emailed to

Our objective in creating this position is to use poetry to celebrate the history, natural beauty, and culture of Chaplin. Deadline for applications:  April 1, 2021

Take the Library to Your Child Day!


During February, check out some books and pick up a take-home craft kit for your child to make snowflakes at home.


Virtual Cookbook Club: Soups and Stews

Monday, February 8th, 6pm

Do you like to cook? Do you like to try new recipes? Do you like to discuss and share new foods with friends?

If you answered yes, consider joining the Chaplin Public Library’s Cookbook Club. Since we are not able to meet in person right now, we are holding virtual events via Zoom. This month we’ll be making Soups and Stews! If you are interested in joining, please speak with a librarian. Registration is required.

Virtual Tea Time Book Chat

Friday, March 5th at 3pm

What are you reading? Let’s chat (with social distance) about what you’re reading during the pandemic. Join us with a mug of tea or a favorite beverage.  This event is held on Zoom. If you would like to join, please send an email to

Virtual Preschool Storytime


10:30-11:30am via Zoom

Preschoolers can come hear a story and make a craft via Zoom.  Although this program is aimed at preschoolers, all ages are welcome! To register, send an email to

Chaplin Ukulele Band

Wednesdays   4:00 – 5:30 pm

Garrison Pavilion or via Zoom

If you play the ukulele or are interested in learning, consider joining the ukulele group.  No experience required. No ukulele? Stop by and try one. Please wear a face mask.

Friends Group Meeting

This event will be rescheduled to a later date.

A Friends group is forming! If you are interested in helping the library, please attend the meeting.