ChessKid Helps Start Library Chess Clubs!

Update: THE 2022 submission process is now closed.  Thank you for your interest.  


The road to becoming a grandmaster starts with playing in a local chess club – and a great place to start is at your local school library or media center!

kids recording chess moves

Playing chess is proven to help students enhance their creativity, improve their concentration, develop and expand critical thinking skills, boost memory and retention, and achieve superior academic performance.

Playing in chess clubs also has extra benefits such as providing cultural enrichment, advancing intellectual maturity, and enhancing self-esteem. 

We know that many school libraries are in need of chess equipment to start a chess program. ChessKid wants to help you set up a chess club!


ChessKid is announcing our Library Chess Club initiative, aimed at helping to introduce chess to your students. We have branded starter kit bundles we will send for FREE that includes the following:

Everything needed to get your scholastic chess club up and running!

This starter kit gives you everything you need to start a club from scratch. 5x Weighted Regulation Chessmen, 5x ChessKid Branded Regulation Vinyl Chessboards, 5x Standard Chess Bags and a ChessKid Info-poster. Regular $90 value in the ChessKid Shop



PLUS, ChessKid is also giving each approved media center a bunch of gold membership accounts to allow their kids access to lessons, videos, and games for free. 

“ChessKid is proud to help support the start-up of chess clubs in libraries. Starting a scholastic chess club has many advantages for kids, schools, and the larger chess community. Kids learn from each other, and having others at the same skill level can build enthusiasm for playing." - Carey Fan, CEO of ChessKid

Thank you for your interest.

THE 2022 submission process is now closed for this program. Please find chess equipment in the ChessKid Shop

and sign up for our monthly e-magazine to keep informed on our next submission period.