Hey teachers! Have you checked off these back to school essentials?

  • Get an Educator Card at any CKPL branch
  • Order September Bag of Books from any CKPL branch
  • Schedule a classroom library visit
  • Book a die cut appointment at Chatham Branch
Need more information? Call 519.354.2940 or email cklibrary@chatham-kent.ca

Use Chatham-Kent Public Library's online catalogue to find books on your topic. 

Check out new titles in the collection:

Man vs. Baby / by Matt Coyne
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids / by Jancee Dunn
The Nanny Connie Way : Secrets to Mastering the First Four Months of Parenthood / by Connie Simpson
Beyond Birds and Bees : One Mom Discovers Shame-Free Ways to Teach and Talk to Our Kids about Sex / by Bonnie Rough
The Good News about Bad Behavior : Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever ? and What to Do about It / by Katherine Lewis
No More Mean Girls / by Katie Hurley
Raising Grandkids: Rescuing the Next Generation / by Gary Garrison
How to Raise Kind Kids / by Thomas Lickona

Playaways makes audiobooks accessible for everyone, providing the portability of a digital audiobook with the grab-and-go convenience of a physical format.

Playaway View is the all-in-one video player that makes popular content accessible in a simple, portable and durable format. Each player comes pre-loaded with multiple videos making it simple for patrons to access digital movies, shows, educational programming and more without the need for DVDs, downloads or an additional player. 

Storykits contain a variety of storytelling and circle time materials, including: books, puppets, musical instruments, CDs, DVDs, rhyme and song sheets, puzzles, items to count and sort, and props. Kits circulate for 4 weeks and can be picked up and returned to any CKPL branch.

Playpacks are created for movement! These unique physical literacy kits are filled with equipment, props, and books that encourage families to get up and move! Play Packs are great resources for parents, grandparents, teachers, early childhood educators, day care providers, homeschoolers, coaches--and even family reunions!

Bag of Books is a resource offered to teachers and daycare providers where 25 books, including board books, picture books, early readers, and easy non-fiction, are selected on a topic of your choice and available for you to pick up from any CKPL branch. 

Online Resources

Online resources include electronic databases, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and journal articles. For more information, visit the Online Databases page.

CultureGrams contains concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
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Canadian Points of View Reference Centre is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides information on 100 key topics of interest to Canadian researchers
This is a fully bilingual database which has been designed to help students and others plan their future. Users are able to access hundreds of detailed occupation profiles. It also provides a national database of post-secondary schools.
Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction titles chosen specifically to support the pleasure reading needs of students. Includes book talks, recommended reads book lists, excerpts and reading levels.
Targeted to K to Grade 3 age group, PebbleGo Animals, PebbleGo Science, and PebbleGo Dinosaurs databases feature built-in reading and research tools expertly levelled for emerging readers. Articles include narrated text and highlighting.
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Rosen Teen Health and Wellness provides teens and young adults, twelve through nineteen years of age, with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases and conditions; drugs and alcohol; nutrition and fitness; mental and emotional health; sexuality and sexual health; bullying and internet safety; green living; family life, and more
An online collection of animated talking picture books that teach children the joy of reading in a format they will love.
TumbleBook Cloud Jr.
With over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3 to 8, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary!
World Book has something for everyone! Early World of Learning is for the youngest learners, World Book Kids helps children easily explore information, and World Book Student helps children to develop research skills. World Book Science Power and World Book Social Studies Power are great tools for lesson plans, quizzes, activities, and more!

In My Community

Discover other community resources on early childhood and parenting below:

Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit

The Canada Learning Bond is a grant from the Government of Canada that offers up to $2000 for your child's Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to help parents get a head start on saving for their child's education after high school. Find out more about the Canada Learning Bond

Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. For kids to be physically active, they need to feel confident in activity settings. This confidence comes from having learned fundamental movement skills and fundamental sports skills (physical literacy) as a child.

To learn more about physical literacy, visit these sites: