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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, Science and Nature / Science and Nature

Chasing the Eclipse: Popular Science Boo… Chasing the Eclipse: Popular Science Boo…

By ChgoAnge
While you wait for the moon to start its path across the sun, check out these books to learn more about this rare total eclipse.
While you wait for the moon to start its path across the sun, check out these books to learn more about this rare total eclipse.

Coming Soon Coming Soon

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

Teen Staff Picks (July 2017) Teen Staff Picks (July 2017)

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens
Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.
Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.

Caught Reading: Cool Reads on Hot Days… Caught Reading: Cool Reads on Hot Days…

By Jennifer
Chicago, we caught you with some cool summer reads this month.
Chicago, we caught you with some cool summer reads this month.
Explore, Science and Nature / Science and Nature

Get Slimed! Get Slimed!

By Evelyn
Where you love it or hate it, prepare to get slimed with these cool reads.
Where you love it or hate it, prepare to get slimed with these cool reads.
Explore, Disability Awareness / Disability Awareness

Kids Books for Disability Awareness Mont… Kids Books for Disability Awareness Mont…

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
These recent books explore the lives of people with disabilities, including well-known figures and everyday kids.
These recent books explore the lives of people with disabilities, including well-known figures and everyday kids.
Explore, Science and Nature / Science and Nature

Truth or Terror? Shark Books and Movies Truth or Terror? Shark Books and Movies

By Patrice
It’s that time of year again: Shark Week! Whether you'd like scientific explorations or tales of terror, we have the titles for you.
It’s that time of year again: Shark Week! Whether you'd like scientific explorations or tales of terror, we have the titles for you.

Summer Beach Reads 2017 Summer Beach Reads 2017

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
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…

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the White Sox… Quiz: How Well Do You Know the White Sox…

By Ellen
It's the Crosstown Classic! Put your skills to the test with our White Sox quiz.
It's the Crosstown Classic! Put your skills to the test with our White Sox quiz.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Cubs? Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Cubs?

By Ellen
The Crosstown Classic is here! Test your baseball knowledge with our Cubs quiz.
The Crosstown Classic is here! Test your baseball knowledge with our Cubs quiz.
Make, Your Garden Grow / Your Garden Grow

Seed Library Debuts at HWLC Seed Library Debuts at HWLC

Are you getting your garden started? Borrow seeds from our new seed library pilot at Harold Washington Library Center. A seed library enable…
Are you getting your garden started? Borrow seeds from our new seed library pilot at Harold Washington Library Center. A seed library enable…
Make, A Delicious Meal / A Delicious Meal

Make a Salad! Make a Salad!

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
With summer comes an abundance of produce. Gather your ingredients and make a salad this season.
With summer comes an abundance of produce. Gather your ingredients and make a salad this season.

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.

Stop Brain Drain: Give to CPL Foundation Stop Brain Drain: Give to CPL Foundation

Do you know that $25 funds four kids for a full summer of learning and discovery through CPL’s Summer Learning Challenge?
Do you know that $25 funds four kids for a full summer of learning and discovery through CPL’s Summer Learning Challenge?

July 2017 Staff Picks July 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.
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