Celebrate Pride Month at Chicago Public Library

Chicago Public Library is thrilled to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month and invites you to join us all month! Every year in June we host events, share book recommendations, organize displays and more to honor all aspects of queer life, history and culture. Be a part of this Pride Month by attending a Drag Story Time, watching an LGBTQIA+ movie screening or picking up one of the beautiful coloring pages available at every branch. Chicago Public Library is honored to serve the wonderful community of queer Chicagoans, along with their allies, friends, and families.


Explore our full list of events or check out one of the highlights below!

Ballroom by the Books

CPL and School of Opulence are teaming up to offer a series of workshops for ages 12-18 that will improve confidence, self-esteem and pride. Registration required.
June 5th, 3 p.m., West Lawn Branch
June 12th, 3 p.m., Kelly Branch
June 20th, 3 p.m., Legler Regional Library
Final Ball - June 27th, 3 p.m., Harold Washington Library Center

IN-clued: Inclusive Health Education with Lurie Children's Hospital

In honor of Pride Month, join members of Lurie Children's Hospital for IN·clued, a super-fun program focused on sexual health education created for LGBTQ youth!
June 11th, 2 p.m., Lozano Branch
June 17th, 2 p.m., Greater Grand Crossing Branch
June 18th, 2 p.m., Chinatown Branch
June 26th, 2 p.m., West Belmont Branch

Tiny Bubbles 'Ukelele Band

Part of Lakeside Pride, Tiny Bubbles is dedicated to entertaining people with music that is quirky, sweet, fun and heartfelt.
June 29th, 2 p.m., Little Village Branch

Drag Story Time

June would not be complete without our fabulous Drag Story Times!
June 1st, 10:30 a.m., Coleman Branch
June 15th, 11 a.m., Uptown Branch (Bilingual)
June 17th, 10:30 a.m., Logan Square Branch
June 29th, 10 a.m., Back of the Yards Branch (Bilingual) 

Coloring Page

Print our Pride Month Coloring Sheet by Chicago artist Whitney Wasson.

Reading Recommendations

Pride Month 2024: Books for Adults
Pride Month 2024: Books for Teens
Pride Month 2024: Books for Kids
Reading with Pride: Recent Highlights for Adults