On Giving Tuesday, Give the Gift of Empowerment and Lifelong Learning

Categories: Support the Library Foundation

What is Giving Tuesday?

In the midst of the retail frenzy following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity to go from the consumerism of the holidays to one day of giving back to our community.

Why give on Giving Tuesday?

Today’s Chicago Public Library is more than just books and computers, it’s a community center where people of all ages – and walks of life – gather to explore, interact, and imagine.

Top: children at story time. Bottom (L-R): YOUmedia teen recording music, playin with robot in Maker Lab, Teacher in the Library
Top: children at story time. Bottom (L-R): YOUmedia teen recording music, playin with robot in Maker Lab, Teacher in the Library

Innovative programs like early learning centers, Teachers in the Library, YOUmedia, Maker Lab and many more offer children, families and adults opportunities to gain knowledge and critical skills necessary to achieve success in school and in life!

This Giving Tuesday (November 29th) give a gift to the Chicago Public Library Foundation that funds these nationally recognized programs, and our Board of Directors will match your gift with their $50,000 matching grant. Bonus: gifts over $35 receive a Library t-shirt.

Make a gift on this day of giving that ensures your Chicago Public Library remains a beacon in our city offering access to knowledge, ideas, resources, and technology for all.

If your’e ready to give, simply click on the link below:

 I want to support Chicago Public Library with a gift to the Chicago Public Library Foundation, have my gift matched — and get a Library t-shirt!

Need more reasons to support? Visit our What We Fund page.

Still not ready to make a commitment? Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to learn how the Library Foundation helps to foster curiosity at Chicago Public Library. A generous sponsor will donate $1 for every email subscriber that registers on November 29, up to $500. An added bonus for you: you will be entered into a Library t-shirt drawing. Five lucky winners will be chosen.