Today’s libraries strengthen communities and transform lives every day. From technology to job resources to materials for English language learners, your library provides access to the programming and services to ensure your community’s needs are being met. National Library Week is April 7 through 13 - come in and find out what your library can do for you.
- Attend a library program. Check out our calendar for free programs and events for every age and every interest.
- Use our online resources. Do you need a car repair manual for your 1974 Dodge truck? ChiltonLibrary provides information on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward. Looking for new appliance reviews? Use Consumer Reports Online to access that information for free. There’s language learning from Mango Languages, video courses from Lynda and much more - all free with your library card.
- Check out a LibraryReads pick. LibraryReads are books recommended by librarians across the country - people who love reading and include a diverse range of genres.
- Stream a movie. Kanopy has one of the largest and most unique collections of film on the planet, ranging from blockbuster movies, thought-provoking documentaries, indie and foreign films and must-see classics, with new films being added every week. Kanopy Kids has educational and enriching videos with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to keep kids safe.
- Ask a staff member for a reading recommendation in person or online. BookMatch is a free service available to CPL cardholders. You'll fill out a form and our librarians will respond to you within 5 days with a list of recommendations.
- Download music from Freegal. With your current library card, you can download up to 5 MP3 songs per week and listen from a computer or portable device.
- Download an ebook or audiobook. With cloudLibrary, you can check out ebooks and audiobooks on your tablet, smartphone or PC with your library card number and PIN.
“Libraries are essential in promoting the free exchange of information and ideas for all,” said Dan Lee, Chandler Public Library manager. “They also foster civic engagement by keeping people informed and aware of community events, information resources and issues.”
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Learn more about this year’s observance, “Libraries = Strong Communities,” at the ALA website.