In Chicago Public Library’s Early Learning Spaces, children are free to pick up whatever toy tickles their curiosity. They can run from one side of the library to another, bringing a book (or two) as they sweep by. Kids are encouraged to make friends as they color, read, and play together. And the best part? Children and families can enjoy the space for free!
Guest Blog: Investing in Young Minds Through Early Learning by Chris Crane, Chief Executive Officer & President, Exelon
Exelon, Chicago Public Library and Public Building Commission team up to develop early learning play spaces.
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 […]
Understanding the need for for accessible, free, and high-quality academic support for thousands of students in the city, Chicago Public Library has transformed its signature after school in-branch program, Teacher in the Library, into a virtual format.
Breaking Barriers to Access: Chicago Public Library Partners with Working in the Schools (WITS) to Empower Early Readers at Home
Access to free, high-quality summer learning programs is more critical today than ever before. Together, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Library Foundation and WITS will empower thousands of Chicago families to fight the COVID learning slide by connecting them to an unparalleled network of educational services and supports.
Summer is not canceled! It may look a little different this year, the Library’s Summer Learning Challenge is here to keep children active, creative, and learning all summer long.
It may be back to school this month, but its never too early to mark your calendars early for next year’s program! Check out our interview with Gardner family and how they made the Summer Learning Challenge a BIG part of their family’s summer.
More than 100,000 children participate in the Summer Learning Challenge. Who are they and why do they come back year after year? Follow our firsthand interviews with parents – starting with super mom Jenna Parchment and her family!