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October Learning Journey

Try at least four of these activities, then complete the form by October 31 to share what you read and learned--and be entered to win a backpack full of toys and books.



Read At Your Own Risk: Horror for Kids

Here are 20 chapter books that go bump in the night. Read them if you dare or read something else of your choosing this month.


October is a Monstrous Month

Kids, try a monster-themed craft during this pumpkin, spider and bat-filled month.

Tune In

First Chapter Friday

Hear the first chapter of a great book read by the author, featuring Judy Blume, Celia C. Pérez and more.


Participate in a Halloween Program

Online event
Join one of our online events during the last week of October.


Kids, Write a Story

Find inspiration for your next work of fiction in a book or story starter.


Brainfuse: Homework Help and More

Get free one-on-one homework help and resume-writing assistance. Live tutors now available 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Complete the Learning Journey

Kids, please ask your grown-up to fill out this form. Chicago Public Library cannot collect personal information online from kids 0 to 13. * indicates a required field
  • Child's Name * Required
  • Caregiver's Email * Required
  • Which activities did you complete? * Required
    Please complete at least four.
    • Upload a picture of an activity you did this month or of you completing your Learning Journey. File should be a .jpg, .gif, .png or .pdf. Maximum file size is 5MB.
    • By submitting your photo, you authorize Chicago Public Library to post your work on our website, social media and print materials, along with your first name.
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    Maximum file size - 5 mega bytes.
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