Fall is here! Learn all about autumn and the harvest with these great reads.
Families and kids of all ages, come to Day of Play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 1 at Harold Washington Library Center.
We took a look around at home, in libraries, at school, and out and about. Here’s what we caught kids reading.
Ahoy, mateys! Talk Like a Pirate Day is here. What better way to brush up on your pirate-speak than to watch some pirates in action?
Meet interesting heroes and heroines and learn about Hispanic heritage with these books.
Is that kitty as serious and well-behaved as she appears? Find out in this never-before-published story by Beatrix Potter.
Beloved author of the Llama Llama picture books has died at 50.
These classics make perfect Family Movie Night viewing!
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Kids, lose yourself in one of these summer reads.
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Kids, get ready to head back to school with these recommended reads!
Are you playing “Pokemon Go"? Make a Pokestop at CPL and get to know Pokemon with these books.
Get ready for The BFG to make his big-screen debut with other classic Dahl books that have been made into movies.
Celebrate Pride Month with books that embrace our diversity.
Test your knowledge of flight.
Amy recommends great reads for fans of the lovable forgetful fish as she swims onto the big screen in Finding Dory.
Celebrate awesome dads everywhere!
Make Printers Row a family affair with these outstanding books for kids.
Get ready to build with inspiration from these great books and the Brick by Brick exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
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Travel the globe or learn about our city without leaving the comfort of your home.
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Flip your idea of poetry and Greek myths upside down with April's Author of the Month, Marilyn Singer.
Get to know April's Author of the Month, Marilyn Singer, and the reverso poetry in Echo Echo.
Explore the history of Motown on this Rhythm Ride.
If you liked Rhythm Ride, try these other titles about music, the civil rights movement and life in the 1960's.
Get to know February's Author of the Month, Andrea Davis Pinkney.
Dive down deep into The Thing About Jellyfish.
If you loved The Thing About Jellyfish, try one of these novels friend, family and loss.
Get to know January's Author of the Month, Ali Benjamin, as she talks about the inspiration behind her first novel.
Get to know R.J. Palacio as she talks about the inspiration behind the book Wonder, and join us as we celebrate Choose Kind Chicago!
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder, calls for a new age of kindness.
If you loved Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth, try one of these novels about middle school and bullying.
Get to know August's Author of the Month, Jeff Anderson, as he talks about the inspiration behind his first book for kids, Zack Delacruz. More
School fundraising has never been more hilarious!
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Meet the world's first female detective, Kate Warne, and her spunky niece, Nell, in Kate Hannigan's latest novel The Detective's Assistant.
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How many women were in Congress for the first 128 years the U.S. was a country? Ilene Cooper explores the history of women in politics.
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Congratulations to our January Author of the Month, Kwame Alexander, who won the Newbery Medal on Monday for his novel The Crossover.
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Try these other novels and novels in verse about basketball and family.
Excited about Disney's Queen of Katwe? Here's game strategy and fiction for budding chess champions.
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math any time with these great STEAM-themed reads.
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Enjoy parades, fireworks and books honoring America to celebrate the Fourth of July!
Share a story with your daddy, papa, or father on Father's Day or any day of the year.
Looking for information on autism spectrum disorder? Try these informational books and stories to discover more.
Welcome Spring with these colorful read-alouds.
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The Knowledge Ninja is looking for sixth- through eighth-graders to complete this challenge and become Knowledge Ninjas.
The Knowledge Ninja is challenging sixth- through eighth-graders to investigate a journey to the Red Planet.
Third- through fifth-graders, investigate life on Mars with the Knowledge Ninja.
The Knowledge Ninja is looking for kindergartners through second-graders to complete this challenge and become Knowledge Ninjas.
The Knowledge Ninja is looking for third- through fifth-graders to complete this challenge and become Knowledge Ninjas.
Young learners, ages 2 and up, can play and learn at the library with interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other activities.
Learn how to build a healthy meal for your family.
How do you build a bridge that spans 25 centimeters using just straws and tape?
Discover how the rubber in tires is made when you connect the polymers in glue to create flubber.
Take the tissue paper balloon challenge and see how high your creation will soar.
What materials will you use to design a parachute to land safely on the ground?
Use kinetic energy to power your boat through the water.
Stomp your way to higher heights with a little physics and a homemade glider.
Kids, pack your bags, grab your hiking shoes and tell the family it’s time to visit one of our great national treasures!
Find the science, technology, engineering, art and math all around you with these STEAM powered reads!
Spend time playing with your family during Game and Puzzle Week.
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Join us by pledging to take 20 minutes every day to read with a child. Just 20 minutes makes young brains grow strong and ready to read.
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Practice your early literacy skills for the this summer as you sing along to these howling good reads.
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