What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
September 2018

All four Chandler Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. All online resources will be available on those days.
Please visit our website or download our app to access electronic resources and materials.
Book Sale
September - Downtown Library Only
Movies, Music and More - DVDs, BluRays, CDs, audiobooks and vinyl
Beginning Sept. 1 while supplies last
Priced as marked

September Book Bonanza -Downtown (Largest Selection), Sunset and Hamilton Libraries

September 17 Friends & Volunteer  1/2 Price Sale
September 18 - 22 General Public 1/2 Price Sale
September 23 4 for $1 (Downtown & Sunset only)

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 Wraps Up

The Chandler Public Library's 2018 Summer Reading Challenge was a great success. The goals of this year's program included interrupting the summer slide so that kids won't lose the reading comprehension skills they learned during the school year, advancing early literacy skills by encouraging teens and adults to read with children and model independent reading behaviors, and building home libraries by offering the opportunity to earn a free book for each participant.

We are happy to report that the library registered 10,314 adults, teens, and children, the largest amount since 2006 and is an increase of 2,916 participants over last year. More importantly, the completion rate of 48.2% was the highest ever recorded for CPL, with nearly half of the program participants reading the full 1000 minutes. This translates to participants reading for approximately 8.4 million minutes this summer!!

Thank you to all who participated, as well as to the generous support of the Friends of the Chandler Public Library.

Save Money With Your Library Card!

Want to know how to save over $300/year? Use your Chandler Public Library card to access    Lynda.com  for free instead of paying for your own subscription. 

Popular courses include:
  • Advanced Python
  • iOS Development Tips Weekly
  • Navisworks Essential Training
  • Online Marketing Foundations
  • AutoCAD 2019 Essential Trainting
  • Accounting Foundations
  • The Practicing Photographer
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Whether you are thinking of switching careers, starting a new hobby, or need to brush up on some skills, Lynda.com and your Chandler Public Library card can help you. Try it today!
Upcoming Events
  Looking for suggestions for great books to cozy up with this fall and winter? Join librarians Anbolyn and Melissa as they tell you all about their recent favorite reads.
Come discover your perfect fall book  on Saturday, September 15 at the Chandler Sunset Library!

The Chandler Public Library is giving you the opportunity to be an engaged citizen by hosting " Talking to Each Other About Controversies Now " through a partnership with Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records.

On Tuesday, September 25, visit the Downtown or Sunset libraries and register to vote. Just bring your ID and we'll get you signed up! On the same day, teens can visit the Chandler Basha Library to create custom guitar picks and buttons in a Rock the Vote program. Don't miss the fun!

On Saturday, September 29, the Chandler Downtown Library, together with the Chandler Museum,  with support from the Friends of the Chandler Public Library and the Chandler Historical Society, will share stories of the cowboy life in Arizona and more with award winning Author H. Alan Day in "Life on the Lazy B as Lived by an American Cowboy and Rancher."
What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
Teaching and Education Video Resources?
Are you a teacher? Are you looking for videos related to your classroom and curriculum? Chandler Public Library can help! Check out Kanopy, a streaming video service that's free with your library card. Browse Kanopy's Teacher Education Development collection to find videos on classroom management and teaching techniques, teaching subjects like English and math, K-12 lessons and more. Or use Kanopy for a variety of documentary films to use in your classroom. There's even a Kids collection for age-appropriate movies and learning videos.
Kanopy isn't just for teachers. There's a wide variety of classic, independent and documentary films available for all audiences. To access Kanopy, use your library card to sign in from home, then create a free account to receive 10 free video credits per month.

CPL Reads
Our online Facebook group, " CPL Reads" is up and running.  Each week we pose a few questions for our members to comment on and share their thoughts.  
This month we are discussing " The Bridge Ladies: a memoir," by Betsy Lerner.  Goodreads tells us, " After a lifetime of defining herself against her mother's Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell generation, Betsy Lerner, a poster child for the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'n' Roll generation, finds herself back in her childhood home of New Haven, Connecticut, not five miles from the mother she spent a lifetime avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed with their loyalty, she realized her generation was lacking. Facebook was great, but it wouldn't deliver a pot roast."
To join the group, logon to Facebook, search for " CPL Reads" and request to join.Happy reading!  
Celebrate Harry Potter
Fans old and new of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World™ are invited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first story in the Harry Potter series. Join us in celebrating this special occasion. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone eBook is available for unlimited access through our cloudLibrary digital collection now, through September 10, 2018.

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5990 S Val Vista Drive
Chandler, AZ 85249

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22 S Delaware Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

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3700 S Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85248

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4930 W Ray Road
Chandler AZ 85226