In our 2022 Annual Report, you’ll discover more about Chicago Public Library’s most recent activities and accomplishments. These accomplishments include, but are not limited to, The 81 Club, a new initiative between Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Schools that makes accessing library resources easier for students and educators across the city; our Book Sanctuary movement that continues to lead the efforts to protect banned and challenged books, and be the model for how other cities can also protect this freedom.
In partnership with the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Library Foundation, CPL has made great strides in ensuring that our 81 branches are powered with services and programs to support and enhance every neighborhood in Chicago. Our commitment to providing free and open access to books, technology and other resources has never been stronger. We are grateful for all of you who come to the library every day to read, learn, explore and discover.