Ian Champ’s local library opened a whole new world when he was a kid. Today, he’s opening doors of knowledge, wonder, and opportunity for kids and youth as a member of the Chicago Public Library Foundation community.
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- Summer Learning Challenge
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- Teacher in the Library
With Lead Corporate support from Allstate and other generous donors, YOUmedia is a safe space for teens to collaborate with other teens on creative projects, and gain skills they can apply in school and in life.
Katelyn has a knack for building installation-based exhibits that quite literally stop people in the street. As this summer’s CPL Maker-in-Residence, she’s bringing these skills to the Library.
Administrative records, banners, digital photographs, flyers, memos, program guides, and ‘zines all create an in-depth portrait of a human being who dedicated her life to creating an equitable and just society, where black people can live not in fear, but in peace, where the youth can thrive, and where women can feel safe. Get to know Mariame Kaba through the lens of an archivist.
We catch up with award-winning artist and 2019 Maker-in-Resident Kate Conlon after two years. Her final project for Chicago Public Library, The Story of the Tin Can is a living document of her evolution as an artist during COVID-19
It was in Chicago that a 20-something Chris discovered his calling to become a librarian. So, returning to Chicago as library commissioner feels like coming full circle.
At four, Ishaan appreciates stories where he can see himself. He also loves learning about characters that are different from him. Mother and son share their love for diverse books lead to appreciation, empathy, and a fun family tradition!