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Closing the 30 Million Word Gap

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 […]


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

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 […]


Check Out and Donate using AmazonSmile

 Make AmazonSmile your guilt free, shopping destination. You can now support the Chicago Public Library Foundation just by shopping on Amazon! Make AmazonSmile your shopping destination and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Library Foundation! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to […]


CyberNavigators: Reconnecting Families

With the help of a CyberNavigator computer tutor, Library Patron Benny Contla has not only managed to narrow the digital divide for himself, but also the physical divide with his family who reside in Mexico.