Junior Board Society FAQ

What is the Junior Board Society?
The Junior Board Society consists of young professionals who are interested in supporting the work of the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation.

How can I join the Junior Board Society?
Junior Board Society members must make an annual gift of $150 to the Chicago Public Library Foundation. These tax-deductible gifts support important Library programs such as the Summer Learning Challenge, Teachers in the Library, and CyberNavigators. Learn more about these programs here [internal link].

What are the benefits of the Junior Board Society?
Membership benefits of the Junior Board Society include:

  • Special rate to the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner – $250 ticket (75% discount!)
  • Invitations to Junior Board and networking events throughout the year
  • The chance to get reserved seating for Library author talks and events
  • Chicago Public Library t-shirt


How is the Junior Board Society different from the Junior Board?
The Junior Board Society is a special donor level for the Chicago Public Library Foundation, designed to engage young professionals in the work of the Foundation and specifically the Junior Board.  The Junior Board  is an invitation-only membership body, created to support the Foundation’s work through fundraising and friend-raising events. Many members of the Junior Board first become involved with the Chicago Public Library Foundation by becoming donors at the Junior Board Society level.