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CPS Strike Contingency Plan: CPL Is Open

CPL locations are open regular operating hours during the CPS work stoppage. We invite families to visit us. Try learning activities, play board games, use computers and read! If your child needs a safe place to go, use the District Contingency Plan site locator to find the closest CPS schools, as well as parks, CPL locations and other sites that welcome students.

CPS Strike Contingency Plan: CPL Is Open

Kids Activities

What's Happening at CPL

We Recommend

Black Poetry Day: Honoring Black Poets in Chicago and Beyond

Did you know Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks used CPL's Hall Branch? Cynthia explores black poetry from the 1700s to today.

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Kids at CPL

Choose Kind Events

Various CPL locations
Choose Kind in October with our events celebrating the power of acceptance and understanding in our community.

Teens at CPL

TeenTober in October at CPL

Various CPL Locations
We're celebrating TeenTober with events of all kinds--making, gaming, tech, job skills and more.

Cooking at CPL

Food Memoirs

From chefs to foodies, these memoirs explore the lives of people dedicated to the culinary experience.

Support the Library

October Picks

Show Your Support

Our online store features CPL merchandise, including One Book, One Chicago, with a portion of every sale going to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.

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