Mural Unveiling at HWLC YOUmedia!

YOUmedia at Harold Washington Library Center is the proud home of a new mural designed and painted by YOUmedia alum, Urban Radical. The mural, entitled Saturn's Summer, depicts five characters representing teens from the “three sides of Chicago” within a bright and surreal setting complete with the planet Saturn, the Chicago skyline, the artist’s trademark…
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Apply to be a CPL Teen Printmaker!

Apply to be part of CPL Teen Printmakers, a 12-week summer program where you can explore the world of printmaking right here in our city, part of Art Design Chicago. Join our YOUmedia art mentor to uncover treasures from the archives of Chicago Public Library and other cultural organizations around the city, while taking a…
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Teens, Imagine Doing More!

If you didn’t already know it, Chicago is an awesome city. What’s more, it’s full of plans and opportunities that you can have a voice in and take action. Learn more and be a part of positive change this summer with Imagine Doing More! PHASES OF PARTICIPATION  Register for Imagine Doing More! online and/or in person at…
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Imagine Doing More with ELPC!

Teens, this summer you'll have the unique opportunity to learn about the impact air quality has on not only the natural environment, but public health in Chicago, with our partners from the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC). For instance, did you know that Chicago hospitalization rates for asthma are twice as high as in suburban…
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Teens, “Lettuce” Tell You About Gardens at Back of the Yards Branch

Teens, have you ever seen or tasted hydroponically grown lettuce? This summer at Back of the Yards Branch YOUmedia, you can join Natalie, our Teen Librarian, along with others teen in discovering how plants can be grown both in the library and around the city! You'll learn about hydroponic gardens (using water and plant food) and aquaponic…
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Teen Voices: Thurgood Marshall Teens “Make New History” with Chicago Architecture Foundation

"How many of you have ever taken a bus? At bus shelters, what do you see?" This is just one of the thought-provoking questions posed by the Chicago Architecture Foundation to teens at Thurgood Marshall Branch YOUmedia earlier this month. The event was part of the Chicago Biennial, in which teens were challenged to design…
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Teen Voices: Featuring Cindy

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Cindy is a senior at George Westinghouse College Prep and loves to read sad books (really, truly). Some of her favorite books include Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero, Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and Spanish literature such as that…
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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Announce New Public and Private Investments in YOUmedia Teen Program

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon, the Chicago Public Library Foundation and BMO Harris Bank CEO Dave Casper today announced significant investments in the Library’s YOUmedia program for teens. Private support, highlighted by a $1 million gift over three years from BMO Harris Bank to the Chicago Public Library Foundation, as…
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