Skip to Search Skip to Content

Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge

Win prizes, earn digital badges and have fun when you read, discover and create at your library this summer.

If You Love / Music
Staff List
MTV Video Music Awards 2016

Check out recent albums from 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominees in every category.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

If You Love / A Great Read
Resource image
CPL Resource
Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

Connect With / Your Library
learners with certificates
Take an Online Course at the Library

Interested in trying an online course? Join a Learning Circle and learn with your peers at CPL locations across the city.

Explore / African American History
Author Alex Haley
Roots & the Works of Alex Haley
By Kate

Kate recommends books by Alex Haley as the remake of his unforgettable story of Roots comes to DVD.

If You Love / Teen Reads
Blog post image
School's in Session: Teen Fiction
By Amy

Here's your fall schedule featuring books in which teens experience extraordinary situations on the first day of school.

Explore / What's Making Headlines
Winning Elections in the 21st Century book cover
Winning Elections in the 21st Century
Aug 30th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Authors Dick Simpson and Betty O'Shaughnessy discuss their book, Winning Elections in the 21st Century.

Make / Your Garden Grow
Staff List

Whether you are looking to beautify your yard with flowers, grow food on your balcony or start a community garden in you neighborhood, we'v…

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Get Help / Finding a Job
laptop with the words
Online Resource
Job Seekers, Get Help with Brainfuse

Get personal feedback on your resume within 24 hours from an online writing coach.

If You Love / Shakespeare
Staff List
Best Fiction Books for Shakespeare Fans

In honor of the Shakespeare 400 anniversary, we've gathered up some recommended fiction for Shakespeare lovers.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Chicago Teens
News post image
Teen Chicago Travel Guide: Kimvalyn

Kimvalyn M. went on a Get Lost field trip with YOUmedia and explored Chinatown.

Explore / Chicago's History
Man in hat shop
CPL Resource
Special Collections at HWLC

The Special Collections and Preservation Division at HWLC showcases rare and unique materials focusing on Chicago.

Make / A Masterpiece
News post image
Raúl Ortiz Exhibit at HWLC

Raúl Ortiz: Landscape Compositions is on display through October 28 at Harold Washington Library Center.

Explore / Technology
Images of CPL apps
CPL Has an App for That

Use your library card and your mobile device to read; stream movies, TV and music; learn a new language or get homework help.

If You Love / A Great Read
Staff List
August 2016 Staff Picks

Check out this month's book, movie and music recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

If You Love / A Great Read
bingo cards
Book Bingo: Adults, Shake Up Your Readin…

Summer reading isn't just for kids! Play Book Bingo, and you could win a prize in our raffle.

Back to Top