CKPL Re-Opens for In-Person Browsing Starting July 6!
Adult Summer Reading
This summer CKPL is rewarding adult patrons (16+) for making library visits! Pick-up your Library Loyalty Card and then get a punch for every library visit between July 5 and August 31. After 10 visits you can enter to win our grand prize of made in Chatham-Kent items!
Teen Summer Reading
This summer teens (ages 13-18) can win prizes by visiting the library, participating in library programs or by recommending books to us!
Teens can pick up their 'loyalty cards' starting July 5 and then can submit their card as a ballot for our branch and grand prize draws after making 5 library visits, participating in 5 library programs, or by recommending 5 books to library staff. All ballots must be submitted by August 28.
CKPL will also be offering a series of Teen Take Home Craft Kits starting July 12. A new kit will be made available every two weeks. Registration required.
TD Summer Reading Club
Children can sign up anytime for the TD Summer Reading Club by visiting their local CKPL branch. This summer CKPL will be offering a mixture of Grab & Go, outdoor, and virtual programs to keep kids entertained all summer long!
Boredom Busters - Register biweekly at your local library branch or register online. Boredom Buster kits include a mixture of activities and library materials.
Are We There Yet? - Let us know you're going on a road trip and receive a kit of fun things to do in the car! No registration required.
Walk-a-Story - Pick up a map at a participating library branch to begin your Walk-a-Story "Duck on a Bike" by David Shannon. Participating libraries include Blenheim, Bothwell, Dresden, Highgate, Merlin, Ridgetown, Thamesville, Tilbury, and Wheatley branches.
Storybook Trail - Walk the Storybook Trail at Crothers Park in Wallaceburg and at Kingston Park in Chatham to read "Down by the Sea with Mr. Magee" by Chris Van Dusen.
Virtual Art Gallery - Submit your artwork to be displayed in CKPL's Virtual Art Gallery! Submit your art at your local branch or to firstname.lastname@example.org. The link to CKPL's Virtual Art Gallery will be posted weekly on CKPL's Facebook page @ckplibrary.
LitBits - Visit CKPL's Facebook page @ckplibrary every Monday morning for pre-recorded Literacy Tidbits!
Zoom Storytime - Every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am beginning July 7. Register at your local library branch or online.
Kahoot! for Kids! - A new quiz is posted every weekend on CKPL's Facebook page @ckplibrary.
Virtual Read Local: CK Author Festival Saturday, July 17 at 2:00 pm Via Zoom
Share some screen time with several local authors and discover your next great read! Authors will be available to chat with readers, share their writing experiences and answer questions.
The Festival’s featured authors represent many genres including adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction. Participating authors include: Kae Elgie, Jason Rolfe, Cristina Ruscica, Kelly Young, Bruce Ross and P. L. Stuart.
Registration is required. Call 519-354-2940 or visit CKPL online to register. A link for this Zoom meeting event will be e-mailed prior to the program.
Trivia Night Wednesday Nights
6:00 pm to Midnight Join us every Wednesday for virtual Trivia Night! Each week we'll post a new Trivia Night game on CKPL's Facebook page. The game will be available from 6:00 pm until midnight. To play, click the link in our Facebook post, choose a nickname and enter the game. Don't forget to check back the next day to see how everyone scored!
Grab and Go Programs
Crafternoons: To Go! This is a free monthly program that will boost your spirits and exercise your creative mind! Our July Crafternoon: To Go! is an all new giant paper rose kit. The staff-led demonstration will be posted on CKPL's Facebook page. Supplies are limited and registration is required. Registration opens Monday, July 19 at 9:30 am. Recommended for ages 13+.