Unleash Your Story: Celebrate Teen Read Week™

Teens, join CPL's Teen Read Week™ celebration October 8-14. We're hosting Teen Read Week events around the city. This year's theme, Unleash Your Story, gives you a chance to share own stories or opinions about your favorite memoirs and autobiographies online (#cplteens #TRW17). You can also share your writing with CPL at teenservices@chipublib.org if you're interested […]

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Look for CPL at the Bud Billiken Parade

Watch for CPL staff in the 88th annual Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday, August 12. We'll join Chicago residents and neighborhood groups on the parade route along Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard to emphasize the importance of education as children return to school. The iconic back-to-school parade has highlighted the significance of education since 1929 […]

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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Open the Redesigned Thomas Hughes Children’s Library at Harold Washington Library Center

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Chicago Public Library Commissioner (CPL) Brian Bannon and Exelon executives for the grand opening of the redesigned Thomas Hughes Children’s Library, an innovative learning center that will serve as a model for branches across the city. Located in Harold Washington Library Center, the newly remodeled 24,000 square foot facility provides […]

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Annual Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge Launches at Chicago Public Library

Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon and First Lady Amy Rule today kicked off Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge, which will take place citywide in all 80 library locations. Rahm’s Readers 2017 has a super hero theme and will engage students in learning and brain-stimulating activities. CPL and the City of Chicago are teaming […]

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Join the Super Explorers This Summer with Rahm’s Readers

Are you ready for a super summer? Kids 0 to 13, join the Super Explorers to stop Dr. Brain-Drain at your neighborhood library from June 19 to September 1! During the drop-in Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, CPL locations offer hundreds of family events, art projects, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities and new books to […]

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