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2021 ALA Youth Media Award Winners

Check out the best books published for kids and teens in 2020 as chosen by the American Library Association.

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Ski Jumping in Chicago

Johanna recounts Chicago's surprising ski jumping history.

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Winter Learning Journey for Kids and Tweens

Kids, explore books, crafts, events, resources and more over winter break through January 31. Complete activities and enter to win a prize!

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Teens: Submit Your Artwork to the Teen Winter Challenge

Teens, share your original artwork in our Teen Winter Challenge competition. Win gift cards and the chance to be exhibited!

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Most Popular Adult Fiction of 2020

As measured by checkouts and hold requests, these fiction books for adults were the most in demand at CPL in 2020, ranked from #1 to #25.

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