En français, s'il vous plaît!

French books and French language movies are available at most CKPL branches. If you can't find any on the shelf at your local branch, you can place holds to have French materials delivered to any branch for you. CKPL also has French ebooks for children and adults, French language learning resources and more!

At the Library

Check out your books by the bag! Ask staff to put together a French Bag of Books. You'll get 25 children's books including board books, picture books, early readers and easy non-fiction.

Our popular Storykits are also available in French. The French Storykit contains a selection of books for children ages 0 to 6 years, puppets, rhythm instruments, CDs, DVDs, Playaway Views, storytelling props, and concept toys and puzzles. Great for teachers, homeschoolers, daycares and parents!

Forest of Reading

Forest of Reading is a winter reading program that celebrates Canadian authors and illustrators. A list of the nominated titles are available in the library catalogue by searching the category name: "Le Prix Peuplier" and "Le Prix Tamarac".You can also find nominated titles on CKPL’s Pinterest page. Read the books and vote for your favourite!

Learn the Language

 Duolingo Duolingo is the world's largest online language learning platform and its free! Download the app to your mobile device or learn a language on the computer. Duolingo's adaptive experience has gamified elements to make language learning more fun and effective.

CKPL also carries many language learning resources on multiple formats. Here is a selection:

Learn French [Launchpad] 15-minute French [CD and book]Basic French by Mango Languages [playaway]The ultimate French Review and Practice: Mastering French Grammar for Confident CommunicationBasic French by Mango Languages [playaway]

Online Resources


Tumble Biblio Enfants is an online collection of animated talking picture books that teach children the joy of reading in a format they will love.

Santé en français The Santé en français (Consumer Health Information) online database contains French-language articles about common medical conditions and procedures in an easy-to-understand manner. Fournit des rapports faciles à lire avec des renseignements scientifiquement fondés dans le domaine de la santé. Ces rapports couvrant diverses maladies, conditions et traitements sont vérifiés par des médecins et reflètent les données les plus récentes.


Brainfuse Homework Help: offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. Expert online services include: Live Tutoring using French, Skills-Building, 24/7 Help Center, Writing Lab, etc. 

Adult Learning Centre: achieve your learning and career goals with our LIVE, one-to-one academic coaching, Test Centre, and online resources.