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Closing the 30 Million Word Gap

Categories: Early Learning
What does the number 30 million mean to you? To children, it means a lot. Studies indicate that children from low-income families may hear roughly 30 million fewer words by age 3 than their more affluent peers. That’s 200,000 words less each day. And the Library wants to do something about it. The Chicago Public …

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$2.5 million grant from Exelon for early learning spaces at Chicago Public Library

Categories: Early Learning, Support the Library Foundation
Thanks to a $2.5 million grant from Exelon Corporation to the Chicago Public Library Foundation, CPL will open an 18,000 square foot flagship location at Harold Washington Library Center with 14 additional satellite locations to follow. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined this morning by Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon at the Albany Park …

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