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Provincial Park Pass

Borrow a 2022 Ontario Parks Annual Vehicle Permit from any of our 11 branches. Passes are loaned for 7 days and provide day use access to all Ontario Provincial Parks. A limited number of passes will also be available as part of CKPL's Express Collection. Express Collection items are loaned on a "first come first served" basis. Items in this collection cannot be placed on hold, nor can they be set aside for pickup. Passes were provided by Ontario Parks as part of their library day-use vehicle lending program. The motivation behind this program is to help Ontarians spend more time in nature. 

Nintendo Switch Games

Nintendo Switch Games are now available at CKPL. Borrow Nintendo Switch games for free with your Chatham-Kent Public Library card. Video games can be borrowed for 14 days, and can be renewed up to 2 times (provided no holds have been placed on the item). You may borrow up to 3 games at a time. 

Decodable Books

CKPL received a grant from the International Dyslexia Association of Ontario to purchase dyslexia friendly resources, called decodable books, for the library collection. Decoding means using knowledge of letter sounds and English spelling patterns to "sound out" a word. Decodable books are purposely written to help beginning and emerging readers master decoding.  

CKPL's decodable books include phonics books, early readers, beginner chapter books, and advanced chapter books for kids and teens. CKPL also has audiobooks that you can access from home! The Tumblebooks database includes early reader, chapter book, and advanced reader read-alongs. 

Video Games

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