Mayor Emanuel Heralds CPL

Chicago Public Library provides a rich collection of books, cutting-edge technology and award-winning programming for kids, teens and adults. Right here in our city, in your community, is the No. 1 library in the nation. The Library serves as an economic and social anchor for Chicagoans, which is why it is so important to invest in…
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CPL Librarians Pick Best Books of 2014

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s Best of the Best, our list of the very best books published in 2014. We're recommending titles for kids, teens and—this year for the first time—adults. Each year, a team of our librarians evaluates the year’s new books and selects the best books for Chicagoans. Happy reading! Kids Picture Books…
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New Albany Park Branch Opens Saturday

We're proud to announce the new Albany Park Branch, 3401 W. Foster Avenue, will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 13. Please join us for an opening day celebration and special family programs beginning at 10 a.m. The new, 16,000-square-foot state-of-the-art branch library features a YOUmedia for teens, an expanded early learning area for children, a large community meeting…
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One Book, One Chicago Selection: Coming Soon!

The next selection for our award-winning citywide reading initiative, One Book, One Chicago, will be announced soon! This year’s #OBOC will feature programs, performances and discussions taking place in Chicago and at your local CPL location through spring 2015. For more than a decade, Chicagoans from every neighborhood and of all ages have read and responded to some…
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YOUmedia Expands to 6 More CPL Locations

We're excited to expand YOUmedia high school events to six CPL locations with generous funds from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the City of Chicago's 2014 budget investment. Located in diverse communities around the city, the new sites will offer either weekly or biweekly events with CPL teen library staff. The six branches are: Back…
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