2021 continued to be a year of challenges for Chatham-Kent Public Library and the community. Despite those challenges, the CKPL team can celebrate a number of significant successes including increased circulation, programming as well as successful partnerships with CK Public Health, CK Recreation as well as Chatham-Kent Museum and Thames Art Gallery.
2020 was an incomparable year… CKPL would like to celebrate the milestones achieved despite a 12-week closure, careful launch of Curbside Service branch by branch, and significantly reduced hours for most of the year. The CKPL team worked tirelessly to offer Library Services because they know how important these services are to CK communities. Check out CKPL's
2020 Annual Report for all the highlights.
CKPL's Strategic Plan identifies four top priorities and illustrates how staff will work with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent Council and the community to ensure that CKPL remains an important community hub throughout Chatham-Kent.
- CKPL will engage and inspire
- CKPL will offer access
- CKPL will connect and involve
- CKPL will demonstrate social value
- CKPL will Engage and Inspire its patrons, the residents of Chatham- Kent, through its well-curated collections a range of relevant, inclusive programs and services that nurture curiosity, celebrate imagination and foster a learning environment.
CKPL will Offer Access by creating both an entry point to innovative learning technologies and physical spaces open to all.
CKPL will Connect with the community by building bridges to its diverse segments and Involve the community through partnerships, outreach services and welcoming spaces.
CKPL will Demonstrate Social Value for the Municipal and Provincial investments received through its recognition by the community, especially its patrons, as a credible, reliable and essential service.