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Welcome to Chatham-Kent, and to Chatham-Kent Public Library! The public library is a great place to get to know the community, learn about resources, and meet new people!

CKPL Resources

With a library card, borrow books, magazines, DVDs and more from CKPL!

CKPL offers books in 19 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese. You can request books in these languages to be sent to any CKPL branch. Find more information on our Language Learners page. If you need help finding what you are looking for, just Ask CKPL

Community Resources

Community Navigators

The Community Navigator program is a partnership between Employment and Social Services (ESS) and CKPL. The Community Navigators assist residents of Chatham-Kent with navigating systems (Housing, Education, Employment, and Income); working with technology, and connecting with supportive community services. Working together, CKPL and ESS are able to bring these services to all residents of Chatham-Kent through the 11 branches of the library.

For more information on what Community Navigators do and how to contact them, visit the Community Navigator program page. 

Settlement Services

Adult Language & Learning provides settlement services for immigrants, including workshops and information sessions to help newcomers learn about living in Chatham-Kent. Services offered include classroom training in Literacy Basic Skills (LBS) and Essential Skills, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, Immigrant Settlement Adaptation Program (ISAP) and Citizenship classes. 

Chatham-Kent's Newcomer Portal

Find out more about living, learning, working and playing in Chatham-Kent on the Living CK website. It's a great resource for new residents and those considering a move to Chatham-Kent. 

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