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Explore, The Summer Learning Challenge / The Summer Learning Challenge

Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge


Join the Super Explorers, earn prizes and have fun when you read, discover and create at your library this summer.
Join the Super Explorers, earn prizes and have fun when you read, discover and create at your library this summer.
Explore, The Summer Learning Challenge / The Summer Learning Challenge

Join the Super Explorers This Summer! Join the Super Explorers This Summer!

Kids 0 to 13, learn how you can complete the Summer Learning Challenge to earn books and prizes.
Kids 0 to 13, learn how you can complete the Summer Learning Challenge to earn books and prizes.

Coming Soon Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.
Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

Caught Reading: Palmer Square Park, June… Caught Reading: Palmer Square Park, June…

By Amanda
Do you love soaking up the sun with a good book? Find out what Amanda caught her Logan Square neighbors reading.
Do you love soaking up the sun with a good book? Find out what Amanda caught her Logan Square neighbors reading.
Explore, Great Reads for Kids / Great Reads for Kids

Kids Staff Picks (June 2017) Kids Staff Picks (June 2017)

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
Kids and parents, check out our latest picks for good reading.
Kids and parents, check out our latest picks for good reading.
Explore, The Summer Learning Challenge / The Summer Learning Challenge

Community Book Distribution Days Community Book Distribution Days

Jun 27th - Aug 3rd
Various CPL locations
Children of all ages, pick 12 free books to take home and keep, courtesy of Bernie's Book Bank.
Children of all ages, pick 12 free books to take home and keep, courtesy of Bernie's Book Bank.

Adults: Read Around the World Challenge Adults: Read Around the World Challenge

Adults, see the world through your reading this summer! Read four books and enter to win prizes such as CPL T-shirts and coffee gift cards.
Adults, see the world through your reading this summer! Read four books and enter to win prizes such as CPL T-shirts and coffee gift cards.

Teens: Elevate Your Voice This Summer Teens: Elevate Your Voice This Summer

Hang out with people who care about you and your interests; create a positive change in yourself or your community; and shout out to a hero!
Hang out with people who care about you and your interests; create a positive change in yourself or your community; and shout out to a hero!
Explore, The Summer Learning Challenge / The Summer Learning Challenge

Thanks to Rahm's Readers Sponsors Thanks to Rahm's Readers Sponsors

Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge is generously sponsored by donations to Chicago Public Library Foundation.
Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge is generously sponsored by donations to Chicago Public Library Foundation.

Summer Beach Reads 2017 Summer Beach Reads 2017

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Summer's almost here. Time to relax with a good book, whether you're at the beach literally or just in your mind. Here are some of this sea…
Summer's almost here. Time to relax with a good book, whether you're at the beach literally or just in your mind. Here are some of this sea…
Explore, What's Making Headlines / What's Making Headlines

Zinio Magazine of the Month: The Atlanti… Zinio Magazine of the Month: The Atlanti…

Named the Magazine of the Year in 2016, The Atlantic features articles on foreign affairs, politics, the economy and cultural trends.
Named the Magazine of the Year in 2016, The Atlantic features articles on foreign affairs, politics, the economy and cultural trends.
If You Love, Science Fiction & Fantasy / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Octavia Butler's Science Fiction Books Octavia Butler's Science Fiction Books

This week is the 70th birth anniversary of the award-winning author whose novels explore issues of race, sex and power.
This week is the 70th birth anniversary of the award-winning author whose novels explore issues of race, sex and power.

Kids Pride Month Reads Kids Pride Month Reads

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June is Pride Month, so celebrate with these books for kids of all ages.
June is Pride Month, so celebrate with these books for kids of all ages.

A Night of Storytelling and Poetry A Night of Storytelling and Poetry

Jun 28th | 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Join CPL Foundation as they host artist Kevin Coval with Patricia Frazier, E’mon Lauren and Jalen Kobayashi for a night of spoken word.
Join CPL Foundation as they host artist Kevin Coval with Patricia Frazier, E’mon Lauren and Jalen Kobayashi for a night of spoken word.

June 2017 Staff Picks June 2017 Staff Picks

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for a link to previous lists of recommendations.
Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for a link to previous lists of recommendations.

One City. One Dream. One Chicago. One City. One Dream. One Chicago.

We're a proud partner in One Chicago, which facilitates access to resources for Chicagoans, including immigrant and refugee communities.
We're a proud partner in One Chicago, which facilitates access to resources for Chicagoans, including immigrant and refugee communities.
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