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Kids Staff Picks (January 2021)

Kids and parents, check out our latest picks for good reading.

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Ski Jumping in Chicago

Johanna recounts Chicago's surprising ski jumping history.

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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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