DATE:  June 16, 2020

Media Release

Chatham-Kent Public Library Launches Curbside Service

While library buildings remain closed by provincial order, Chatham-Kent Public Library is pleased to announce that Curbside Service to library patrons will begin this week.

CKPL staff look forward to offering Curbside Service of library materials at select library branches in the coming weeks. Mayor Canniff states “our libraries are important to so many people in our community. The curbside service is the first step in getting everyone back in touch with a service they’ve missed”.

Curbside Service will launch at Chatham Branch, 120 Queen Street. Pickup will be available outside the branch by appointment only. Library staff will initially be offering materials to patrons who already have items on the holds shelves. In the near future, CKPL will expand curbside service to Wallaceburg, Ridgetown and Tilbury branches. More details and information will be coming shortly.

The health and safety of the library team and the public is important to us, so precautions will be in practice to keep everyone safe. If you are unwell, CKPL asks that you cancel your appointment and keep library materials at home for a 2 week period. No library fines are being charged during Curbside Service.

Follow CKPL on social media and watch CKPL’s website for information on placing new holds on library materials and how to book your timeslot for pickup. If you don’t have internet access, you can call CKPL for information at 519.354.2940 – please note with limited staff, phones will be answered as time permits. Thank you for being patient as we adapt to our new level of service.

CKPL’s virtual library continues to be available any time by visiting

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