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…

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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…

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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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Teens: Create Positive Change

Teens, summer 2017 is yours for the making at CPL. Hang out with friends and mentors who can help you with your next big idea. Create art, play games with your friends or meet someone new who shares your interests. Grow a plant, make a bracelet, record a podcast, design a T-shirt…the list is long but summer…

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