Looking for things to do in Chatham-Kent? Visit one of CKPL's eleven locations to enjoy free programming like storytimes, PA Day programs, STEM programs, Stay & Play activities, and more!
Visit the Program Calendar to view the programs available at a branch near you.
Kids Online Resources
Brainfuse - Homework help, live tutors and studying tips and tricks.
ComicsPlus - Unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers.
Creativebug - "Youtube for Crafters" that features 1000+ instructor led videos for beginner to expert level makers.
Hoopla - A streaming service of ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows that can be enjoyed on your computer, tablet, or phone.
Libby by Overdrive - Ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.
NoveList K-8 - Find your next read based on your favourite books, authors and series
PebbleGO - Animal, Science, Social Studies and Dinosaur databases that feature built-in reading and research tools expertly levelled for emerging readers.
PebbleGo Next - PebbleGo Next is for researchers who have graduated from PebbleGo Science. This tool covers earth, life and physical science as well as the general field of science.
TumbleBook Library - Animated talking picture books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, audio books, educational videos, language learning books, read-alongs, and nonfiction too!
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 regularly, so check back often!
Here are the current choices on Dial-A-Story:
- "All About the Little Small Red Hen" by Anonymous.
- "The Story of the Three Little Pigs" by L. Leslie Brooke.
- "Rumpelstiltskin" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm.
- "The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies" by Beatrix Potter.
- "The Emperor's new Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen.
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!