The Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 1 - August 1. Participants of all ages can register now and start tracking their reading on June 1st.
Earn points to win prizes by reading or being read to, completing challenges and attending fun virtual programs! Create a login to track your reading online and see the schedule of virtual programs, then come into your nearest Chandler Public Library in August to claim prizes!
All four Chandler Public Library locations are open with limited hours and services, until further notice.
Monday - Wednesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
New Chandler Public Library Manager
The City of Chandler's new library manager is now on the job, overseeing the operations of the Chandler Public Library system after completing her move from Canada. Rachelle Kuzyk started with the City on May 20. She brings extensive experience to Chandler from the City of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, where she served as the director of Community Services, following eight years as Wetaskiwin's Manager of Library Services. To learn more, click here.
Mayor Kevin Hartke and the Chandler City Council authorized the reopening of all four Chandler Public Library locations on Monday, May 18, with limited services and social distancing in place. For more information on the reopening of your libraries, click here
For updates and information about the City of Chandler COVID-19 response, our multi-phase reopening plan and resources available to the public and our business community, click here.
Need help finding your next great read?
Share your reading preferences and we'll send you a list of books selected just for you!
Did you read the latest Lee Child book and want to read more fast-paced thrillers? We can select authors and titles that are similar to Lee Child that we think you will love.
Starting this month, BookMatch will be a free service available to CPL cardholders via our website. You'll fill out a form and our librarians will respond to you within 5 days with a list of recommendations.
Click here to get your own personalized reading list!
Using CPL From Home
If you used our online resources while we were closed, then you are part of this
infographic! You can still continue to access these resources from the comfort of your home, 24/7!
This month, the lobby entrance to the
Hamilton Library is slated for construction. Patrons should follow directional signs to the library entrance.
Additionally, the parking lots of both
Basha and Hamilton Libraries will be repaved this month in phases. Please call 480-782-2800 before visiting these locations to find out if the repavement is taking place that day and if there is any change to daily operations.
Are you looking for some fun activites for your kids this summer? Take a look at some of our boards on Pinterest and subscribe to our YouTube channel for activites, songs, and fingerplays!
Reliable information online?
How do you find reliable information online? Libraries are in the business of helping people find good information. It's such an important topic for us that we'd like to re-run this post on how to evaluate information online.
Is it true? It can be hard to know if what you read online is true. One way to find more reliable information is to use the library's
online resources - with articles compiled from relevant encyclopedias, handbooks and reference resources, as well as print publications like newspapers and magazines. Log in to these resources from home using your library card and PIN numbers (except where noted "In-library use only").
No matter where you find your information, it's always good to know how to evaluate that information for reliability. Click
here for some tips for determining whether what you're reading is trustworthy.