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We are excited to announce that in-person storytimes are resuming this October. Children, along with their parents and caregivers are invited to join us for a fun, interactive storytime with stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and rhythm instruments. 

Registration is required and space is limited. For the safety of participants and staff, physical distancing will be observed, and masks will be worn at all times by anyone ages 2 and up. Please call your local branch for more information and to register. You can also visit us online at to register and find further information on library programs and services. 

  • Chatham Branch starting Tuesday, October 5 at 10:00 am
  • Dresden Branch starting Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00 am
  • Blenheim Branch starting Wednesday, October 6 at 10:30 am
  • Chatham Branch starting Thursday, October 7 at 10:00 am
  • Wallaceburg Branch starting Thursday, October 7 at 10:30 am 
  • Ridgetown Branch starting  Friday, October 8 at 10:30 am
  • Tilbury Branch starting Friday, October 8 at 10:30 am

The Great Gnome Tome Hunt 

During the month of October, CKPL will be offering a virtual escape room with a twist. Instead of breaking out of a room, the goal is to find a book hidden in the library. Participants will solve a series of virtual puzzles at home and then bring the secret code to any CKPL branch to continue the hunt.
The Great Gnome Tome Hunt is a family activity geared to children ages 8 and up. Start the puzzles here!

Storybook Trails

Looking for something fun to do with the family outside? New stories can be found on the Storybook Trails at Kingston Park in Chatham, Crothers Park in Wallaceburg, and Rotary Park in Dresden. 


Join us every weekend for virtual trivia. Every weekend we're posting a Kahoot! for Kids on CKPL's Facebook page. The game will be available from Saturday at 8:00 am to Sunday at 10:00 pm. Play along!


CKPL staff are sharing their favourite songs, rhymes, and story recommendations for little ones in these literacy video tidbits. You can find all our videos on CKPL's YouTube channel.

Borrow Some Fun!

Storykits & Play Packs – These kits contain literacy and physical activity toys, puppets, storytelling props, books and more to keep you busy and learning. 

Puzzles – From 6 pieces to 1,000 pieces, we have a puzzle that fits every member of your family! 

Launchpads – Tablets pre-loaded with content for kids and designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface. 100% secure, no download time and no need for wifi! 

Contact your local library branch for more information! 

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