Guest Blog: Kerry Ryan Lynch on Choose Kind

Kerry Lynch with her young daughters

As part of Choose Kind Chicago, we’re featuring a guest blog by Kerry Ryan Lynch, mother of 3-year-old Mary Cate Lynch. Mary Cate, of Beverly, was born with a rare condition called Apert syndrome; she and her mother make presentations at schools throughout the Chicago area emphasizing author R.J. Palacio’s message to Choose Kind. Chicago Public Library […]

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This October Choose Kindness

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Choose Kind and help stop bullying! Join us at Back of the Yards branch in celebrating Choose Kind Chicago,  a project promoting acceptance and understanding of those with physical or cognitive differences. Any time this month drop by to add a picture, inspirational quote, or any words of kindness to our fall into kindness wall. You can also peruse […]

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Choose Kind Activities at the Thomas Hughes Children’s Library

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The Thomas Hughes Children’s Library is celebrating Choose Kind Chicago month with a scavenger hunt.  Kids are encouraged to visit the department and look for “precepts,” or words to live by, that are posted around the department.  The precepts were taken from the “Precepts to remind you to always choose kind 365 Days a Year” […]

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Events, Book Urge You to Choose Kind

Choose Kind Chicago

Join us throughout October in celebrating Choose Kind Chicago, a project promoting acceptance and understanding of those with physical or cognitive differences. We're holding Choose Kind book clubs, art projects and other events at many CPL locations. Other CPL locations are hosting interactive displays where you can add your ideas about how to Choose Kind. Stop by […]

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Guest Blog: Author R.J. Palacio on Choose Kind

Photo of R.J. Palacio

As part of Choose Kind Chicago, we’re featuring a guest blog by R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder. This blog post is inspired by a letter Palacio wrote to 3-year-old Mary Cate Lynch and her family. Mary Cate, of Beverly, was born with a rare condition called Apert syndrome; she and her mother, Kerry Ryan Lynch, make […]

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Author of the Month R.J. Palacio

Wonder book cover

"We carry within us the wonders we seek around us."—Sir Thomas Browne Get to know October's Author of the Month, R.J. Palacio, as she talks about the inspiration behind her first book, Wonder, and her writing process. Use the questions below to guide your reading of the book, and read a guest blog Palacio wrote for […]

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