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Kids, get ready for the new movie from the world of Harry Potter with these live animal events inspired by the series' magical creatures. More
Join our friends from The Laboratory Chicago for Potions and Care of Magical Creatures inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter.
Bring your family to these hands-on engineering workshops with new challenges every week!
Halloween is just around the corner! Get in the mood with these great Halloween picture books.
October is Choose Kind month! Check out these events celebrating what makes each of us unique.
Everyone's favorite bear turns 90 today. Celebrate with one of his classic stories.
Check out the finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards for Young People's Literature. Winners will be announced November 16. More
On a dark and stormy night, what is there to do? Here's a clue: Put on your thinking cap and curl up with one of these mind-boggling mysteri… More
Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without witches, ghosts and ghouls and these not too scary reads for the whole family.
Kids and parents, check out our latest picks for good reading.
Celebrate Day of Play every day by checking out one of these fun-tastic books.
The book is just the beginning! Check out one of these kid-friendly reads to Eat Think Grow with the whole family this #OBOC seaso… More
Celebrate The Muppet Show's 40th birthday with movies inspired by this family-friendly show.
Brandy recommends these English-Spanish titles to build babies' early literacy skills.
Fall is here! Learn all about autumn and the harvest with these great reads.
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.
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Travel the globe or learn about our city without leaving the comfort of your home.
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
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Whether you're learning to count or dividing fractions, these sites will make any math problem as easy as 1, 2, 3.
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Whether you're studying archaeology, biology or zoology, science is a great way to explore your world.
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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!
Get to know April's Author of the Month, Kate Hannigan, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest book, The Detective's Assistant, how s… More
Meet the world's first female detective, Kate Warne, and her spunky niece, Nell, in Kate Hannigan's latest novel The Detective's Assistant.
On t… More
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.
Celebrate Women's History Month and get to know March's Author of the Month, Ilene Cooper, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest boo… More
Congratulations to our January Author of the Month, Kwame Alexander, who won the Newbery Medal on Monday for his novel The Crossover.
Get to know the multi-talented writer, poet, teacher, inspirational speaker and January's Author of the Month, Kwame Alexander as he debunks five m… More
Try these other novels and novels in verse about basketball and family.
Learn more about Polish American heritage and customs with these recommended books.
Excited about Disney's Queen of Katwe? Here's game strategy and fiction for budding chess champions.
100 books for every preschooler to get ready for kindergarten!
Are you playing “Pokemon Go"? Make a Pokestop at CPL and get to know Pokemon with these books.
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math any time with these great STEAM-themed reads.
We recommend these as the very best picture books published for kids from birth to 3rd grade in 2015.
We recommend these as the very best fiction published for kids in Kindergarten through 3rd grade in 2015.
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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.
These classics make perfect Family Movie Night viewing!
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.
Get ready to build with inspiration from these great books and the Brick by Brick exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
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.
After too many rainy days in a row, spring can start to feel dreary and gray, but the colorful flowers that result make it all worth it. Plus, … More
Kids, you can be ready for C2E2 by checking out some great books from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy and comics.
The weather is getting warmer, the kids are getting restless, and you still can't spend the whole day outside! Try these fun indoor activities to k… More
Families, we offer resources and story times for children on the autism spectrum.
Cristina recommends new Spanish or bilingual stories to share with children.
Looking for information on autism spectrum disorder? Try these informational books and stories to discover more.
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.
Are you raising a bilingual child? October is Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month and I'm excited to have a month especially for our children… More
To kids, play equals fun! For adults, play is an important part of a child's development, including important skills that will help when it's t… More
Just as babies babble before they can speak, young children can scribble and draw before they can write. Scribbling, drawing and writing are al… More
Reading with your child is a way to spend quality time together and a way to learn subjects your child is interested in. It's also great fun to… More
Talking to children is so much fun! Even the most every day things can be fascinating to a child. Listening to excited, curious children talk a… More
Practice your early literacy skills for the this summer as you sing along to these howling good reads.
Why am I here? Will I ever see my parents again? What's a caseworker? These are all questions that foster kids ask. Some foster children nev… More
Share a book with a child and give them the key to reading, learning and discovering, and the joy of being a lifelong reader. We suggest the… More