Make Summer Yours with art for all ages at Chicago Public Library. Starting June 28, join us throughout the summer for reading and learning challenges, in-person and online events and more.
Kids ages 0 to 13 can join Start with Art, our drop-in summer program just for them! Our program can help kids find great books, fun new things to do and track them all summer long. Plus, there are prizes! As part of the program, find art-themed events to inspire self-expression, collaboration with friends and explorations of all the art Chicago has to offer.
Teens can engage with Make Space. Take Action, through opportunities with art and environmental and social justice. This is a call to action for teens in their neighborhoods, both physical and virtual. Start with a Pick 4 Board and choose how you want to shape your world!
Adults can enjoy events all summer long for making, crafting and virtual art tours. Celebrate the art of reading with this year's adult summer reading challenge. Fill out our downloadable painter's palette with books you read this summer for a chance to win a prize!
About Summer Learning Challenge 2021
Start With Art is presented in partnership with the City of Chicago, My CHI My Future, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, National Museum of Mexican Art and YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
This program was made possible in great part by Amazon; the James & Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation; Exelon; the Family Learning Partnerships Fund; the Helen M. Harrison Foundation; KPMG; Wintrust; Peoples Gas; Cubs Charities Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund; the Dr. Scholl Foundation; the Walter E. Heller Foundation; Norfolk Southern; the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation; and other generous donors to the Chicago Public Library Foundation, opens a new window.
About Teen Learning Challenge 2021
The Teen Summer Learning Challenge is in partnership with the City of Chicago, My CHI My Future, Chicago Public Schools, One Summer Chicago, The John Walt Foundation, Lincoln Park Zoo, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Territory Chicago.
Support for YOUmedia is made possible by lead corporate sponsor Allstate; BMO Harris Bank; the James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation; Comcast; the Oppenheimer Family Foundation; the Best Buy Foundation and other generous donors to the Chicago Public Library Foundation, opens a new window.