Hey kids, join CPL and take President Obama's challenge to be a Nation of Makers by learning, designing and making together during the Week of … More
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.
We're challenging the kids of Chicago to find Springtime in the City from April 1 to April 17.
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
February brings many celebrations each year. Perhaps the biggest for young students is the 100th day of school. Day 100 is a great opportunity … More
Spend time playing games instead of watching games during National Game and Puzzle week, November 23 -29! Part of the Million Minute Family Cha… More
Continue the fun with these titles sure to inspire you as you play, make and learn as a family.
Sesame Street premiered on November 10, 1969, which means that this week Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Grover, Oscar the Grouch and all of their ne… More
My children have an infinite amount of toys ranging from small and simple to large and complicated. So which is the best toy? It's always the e… More
Did you know that without bugs we would not be able to survive? Ants, spiders, worms and beetles help breakdown garbage, fertilize the soil and kee… More
Did you know that without insects we would not be able to survive? Bees and butterflies pollinate plants, flies breakdown garbage, and dragonflies … More
Bug Out! over spring break, or all year long, with our Spring Learning Challenge.
We all know what happens when a sly, hungry fox meets a sweet, plump goose—or do we? Find out in Mo Willems' book That Is NOT A Good Idea!, a C… More
Would you walk into the deep, dark woods with Mr. Fox?
That Is NOT A Good Idea! by Mo Willems is a suspense-filled animal tale with a surprise ending. Find out who else can outsmart the fox in these… More
Share these sly stories with your family.
What would you do if you found a lost item?
While walking through her neighborhood, Penny finds a shiny blue marble in the neighbor’s yard. She takes it home, but is the marble really her… More
In Penny and Her Marble, Penny finds a marble, takes it home, returns it and then brings in back home again. It's a lot like finding your way throu… More
Penny brings home her song and tries to share it with her family in Penny and Her Song.
Share the love of music and reading with your family by … More
Taking inspiration from Penny and Her Song, try some of these activities to create music and art in your home.
Make Your Own Musical Instruments