December Is ChiChiBoWriMo

Join CPL this December as we launch ChiChiBoWriMo (pronounced shy-chee-bo-rye-mow). What's that you ask? It's Chicago Children’s Book Writing Month!  We are encouraging children and their families to participate by writing their own book together this month. It’s as easy as grabbing some crayons, markers, pencils and pens and putting your ideas on paper. It could be a…
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See You at C2E2!

This weekend is C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, where fans of comics, television and movies gather to celebrate pop culture. Started in 2010, C2E2 hosts a Family Headquarters where even the youngest fans can partake in pop culture-themed activities. You can be ready for C2E2 by checking out some great books from the worlds of science…
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Get Ready for Bookamania!

Bookamania, a fun-filled celebration of books for the whole family held at the Harold Washington Library Center, is less than a month away! Get ready for the big day by reading the books created by our special guests that will be joining us on this extraordinary day. Bonny Becker and Kady MacDonald Denton, are the author…
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Write? Right!

Just as babies babble before they can speak, young children can scribble and draw before they can write. Scribbling, drawing and writing are all important skills that will help children understand the connection between spoken and written letters and words when it's time for them to start learning to read. Try these books as a way…
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Sing a Good Book Lately?

Some of my favorite books to share with kids are books that can not only be read together, but sung together too. Singing can help very young children become more aware of the different sounds in words which will in turn help them develop important pre-reading skills, and singing is just plain old fun! Try these…
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