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Teen Summer Reading 

Level up your reading game this year with the Teen Summer Reading program! CKPL has many collections to keep teens engaged this summer. Come check out graphic novels, board games, teen reads, and even video games – all free with your library card! 

From June 25 through August 27 readers aged 12-18 have the chance to win prizes. Fill out a ballot when you borrow materials and you're entered into the draw! Attend a teen program and get an extra ballot. The more you borrow or do at the library, the more chances to win! The Grand Prize this year is a Switch Lite! 

Can't make it into the library to get a ballot to participate in the Teen Summer Reading but are using our services virtually? We have the answer for you! Visit the Let's Talk CK library contest page, fill in the survey and you are automatically entered into our Teen Summer Reading Contest.

Teens can also look forward to a Teen Summer Switch Party! Come in, play games, make friends, and have fun! Stay tuned to CKPL's socials and event calendar for dates and times of teen programs at a branch near you!

Adult Summer Reading Contest

From July 4 to August 31 visit your local library branch to pick up your bookmark to start your road trip to summer. Three visits and your bookmark becomes a ballot to win a terrific branch prize! For ages 16+. Virtual Library User? Not to worry we have you covered. Visit Let's Talk Chatham-Kent and fill in the survey and enter our Adult Summer Reading contest there for an opportunity to win a great prize pack that includes gift cards to local eats and locales. 

Virtual Author Talk with Ian Kennedy

Join us for a live virtual author talk with local author, Ian Kennedy. Ian will be discussing his book, " On Account of Darkness: Shining Light on Race and Sport." Discover how Chatham-Kent's marginalized athletes have played an important role in the history of systemic racism in North American sport. The virtual presentation will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 3:00 pm. Registration and an email address are required. 

CKPL Grows Fall Seed Library - Virtual Author Talk with Lorraine Johnson: Planting for Pollinators

CKPL will be hosting a virtual presentation on planting for pollinators delivered by Lorraine Johnson and sponsored by the Sydenham Field Naturalists. Lorraine is the author of many books on native plant gardening, including her recently published book "A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee: Creating Habitat for Native Pollinators", co-authored with conservation biologist Sheila Colla. The live virtual presentation will be offered on Monday, September 12 at 6:00 pm. Registration and an email address are required.

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