"A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered
by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only
so; it gives a relish and facility for successfully pursuing the unsolved ones."
As mayor, and on behalf of the City of Chicago, I invite you to participate in the Chicago Public Library’s third annual adult summer reading program: Land of Lincoln Readers: Summer Reads for Adults.
This year, in honor of his bicentennial we have chosen Abraham Lincoln as our theme. I encourage you to come to your local branch this summer and learn more about our nation’s sixteenth president.
You can learn more about Land of Lincoln Readers: Summer Reads for Adults at your neighborhood Chicago Public Library branch. There you will find reading suggestions for every taste, interesting programs, and fun prizes throughout the summer. I hope you will join with the Chicago Public Library as it continues its efforts to promote lifelong reading and learning through the Land of Lincoln Readers: Summer Reads for Adults program and get caught in the act of reading this summer!
Richard M. Daley
It’s summertime again in the Land of Lincoln! What better time to relax with a good book and learn more about Honest Abe?
Illinois’ own Abraham Lincoln is given presidential treatment as the Chicago Public Library, in partnership with the Chicago History Museum and other Chicago cultural institutions presents Land of Lincoln Readers: Summer Reads for Adults, our third annual summer reading program designed for adults. Come celebrate Lincoln’s 200th birthday by reading interesting books about his life and times, or join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that show how the contributions of ordinary Americans, under great leadership, once transformed our nation in ways both great and small.
The titles recommended in this guide are only some of the many excellent books written about Mr. Lincoln and the events of his lifetime. An extended bibliography, including many fiction titles, can be found in our online catalog.
So grab your library card and head to your local library! Then use your time on the bus, at the beach, or in your own backyard to read, learn, and discover more about Abraham Lincoln, and the legacy he left for us all.