Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Library and Sterling Bay to Celebrate the Opening of the New West Loop Library Branch

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon, and Chicago-based real estate investment and development company Sterling Bay today opened the brand new West Loop Library at 122 N. Aberdeen Street. The new facility, made possible by Sterling Bay’s property and construction service donation, is the 81st branch of the Chicago Public Library…
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SensoryCPL App Launches

Chicago Public Library, in partnership with autism app developer Infiniteach, is proud to announce our new app, SensoryCPL, to assist kids on the autism spectrum and their families when they visit the Thomas Hughes Children's Library at the Harold Washington Library Center.  SensoryCPL includes: Customizable visual schedules Text and video social narratives Tap to Talk…
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library to Celebrate Opening of the Whitney Young Branch

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon joined 6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer and community members to celebrate the re-opening of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Branch Library. Whitney Young, located at 415 E. 79th Street, underwent a $12 million gut renovation and 2,800-square-foot expansion bringing the library’s footprint to nearly…
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CPL Best of the Best Books 2018

Chicago Public Library recommends the Best of the Best, our selections of the very best books published in 2018. Every year, our librarians evaluate the year’s new books and select the very best for Chicagoans—making these the only booklists for Chicago, by Chicago. Happy reading! Adults Top Ten: Fiction and nonfiction Best Books: Fiction and…
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Early Voting at Over 20 CPL Locations

More than 20 CPL locations are designated early voting sites for the November 6 general election. From October 22 to November 5, any Chicago voter may vote at any of these sites no matter where they live. Not registered to vote? Registration services are available at all early voting sites. Any voter who needs to register for the first…
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library Announce More Than 110,000 Kids Participated in Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon announced today that the 2018 Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge engaged more than 110,000 participants, an increase of 5 percent from the previous year. Rahm’s Readers completed more than 1.3 million “Discover” and “Create” learning activities and read more than 108 million minutes, a…
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library Announce the Transformation of Legler Branch into a Regional Library on the West Side

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Commissioner (DCASE) Mark Kelly at the Legler Branch Library, located at 115 S. Pulaski, to announce its transformation into a regional library for the west side. The first-ever public art fund will also be established…
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