The holds thousands of books, audiobooks, movies and CDs for patrons to borrow. They also have hundreds of books that you can't see on the shelves—electronic books for iPads, Kindles or laptop computers.
Jay Chatterjee, the head of reference at the library, arranged for several demonstrations to teach patrons how to download e-books onto electronic readers. Mike Skarra, an instructor at the Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park, will teach two classes on how to download books from the library website.
The first class for using your iPad, Nook or Kindle with the library's e-books will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.
Jay Marine, the director of product management for the Amazon Kindle, said, "Libraries are a critical part of our communities and we're excited to be making Kindle books available at more than 11,000 local libraries around the country."
Chatham residents and other library patrons can sign up for the class by calling the library at (973) 635-0603, or by stopping by the Circulation Desk. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Among the e-books available through the website are recent bestsellers such as "Fifty Shades of Grey" by EL James, "Gone Girl" by Gilligan Flynn, "The Litigators" by John Grisham and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson.