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Summer Learning Challenge

All learning counts with Chicago Public Library's Summer Learning Challenge! Visit any CPL location to read, discover and create with us.

First Contact Contest Winners

Sending a big thank you to all the First Contact participants and see who won the contest.

Summer Fun With Science Fiction
By Sgissy

Finish the summer with these fun science fiction reads.

Explore More Rockets
By Mary

Launch yourself into space with these uplifting reads.

Explore More! This Summer

Have you completed the Summer Learning Challenge? Don't stop there! Keep exploring all summer long.

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Adventures in Graphic Novels

Take a wild adventure with these intrepid kid heroes as they explore and soar through the universe...and beyond!

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids

Explore More on the Moon
By Shilo

Take a trip to our nearest space neighbor.

Defy Gravity During Our Teen Summer Chal…

Defy Gravity this summer during our Teen Summer Challenge for ages 14-18.

Write a Letter to an Astronaut

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live in space? Astronauts have traveled to the moon and live on the International Space Station, More

Museum of Science and Industry

Experience the sights and sounds of science at one of the largest science museums in the world.

Learn to Moonwalk

Put on your dancing shoes and learn to moonwalk in just a few easy steps.

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Defy Gravity: Fiction for Teens

Defy Gravity during the Teen Summer Challenge with these fiction picks for teen.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

Adler Planetarium

Have an out-of-this-world experience at America's first planetarium!

International Space Station Virtual Tour

You don't have to go to space to explore the International Space Station.

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Far Out Jokes

What kind of books do planets like to read? Comet books, of course!

Out of This World Programs

Find out what's happening at your neighborhood branch this summer.

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