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Family Literacy Day 

Visit your local CKPL branch on Thursday, January 27 for Family Literacy Day and receive a Family Literacy Day activity package!

Try one of these Kahoot! for Kids quizzes, great for children in K-Grade 3:

Picture and Word Matching - Level 1

Picture and Word Matching - Level 2

Sight Words - Level 1

Sight Words - Level 2

Sight Words - Level 3

Short Vowels

Long Vowels

Short and Long Vowels

Rhyming Words - Level 1

Rhyming Words - Level 2

Rhyming Words - Level 3

Compound Words

Virtual Author Talk: Brock Greenhalgh, author of "Hard Road to Victory: The Chatham All-Stars Story"

In the fall of 1934, more than a decade before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's colour barrier, a team of Black athletes blazed a trail for others to follow and earned the opportunity to compete for a major baseball championship. In Brock's Virtual Author Talk, he will share the All-Stars' story and discuss how they overcame societal hurdles that still persist today.

Thursday, February 10 at 9:30 am via Zoom
Register online or through Ask CKPL.

Borrow "Hard Road to Victory: The Chatham All-Stars Story" from CKPL.

Light the Night Virtual Escape Room for Kids

Complete the virtual puzzles at home, discover the password, then head to a CKPL branch to unleash the Northern Lights!

  • Bring the password to Chatham, Tilbury, or Ridgetown branches between December 28 and January 14.
  • Bring the password to Blenheim, Dresden, or Wallaceburg branches between January 24 and February 11.

Access the puzzle using the Chrome browser.

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. 


Even when the library is closed, this new program is always available for your listening pleasure! Call 519-354-2940 and press "3" to select a story to listen to over the phone. The recordings will change monthly, so check back often! Here are the current choices on Dial-A-Story:

1 - This Is A Library Podcast - Episode 1 - Library Gives Connection

2 - This Is A Library Podcast - Episode 2 - Library Gives Place

3 - This Is A Library Podcast - Episode 3 - Library Gives Access

4 - This Is A Library Podcast - Episode 4 - Library Builds Community

5 - The Night Before Christmas

6 - Up on the Housetop

7 - We Wish You a Merry Christmas

8 - Fast Friends

9 - Too 

10 - Mother Goose Rhymes

11 - Tanka Tanka Skunk

12 - Jazz Baby


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; 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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