For Andrea Sáenz, all roads lead to public service. That is why she continues to find ways to realize the possibility of what a Library could be.
Library Stories around Town
- 2021 Read-A-Thon
- Associate Board
- Carl Sandburg Literary Award
- Chicago Public Library Foundation Community
- Early Learning
- Foundation News
- Foundation Partnerships
- Giving Tuesday
- Maker Lab
- Monthly Giving Community
- Mothers Day
- National Library Week
- Night in the Stacks
- One Book One Chicago
- Read-A-Thon 2022
- Special Collections
- STEAM Learning
- Summer Learning Challenge
- Support the Library Foundation
- Teacher in the Library
Community Member Spotlight: Lilliane, A Bibliophile Who Understands the Impact of Chicago Public Library
Then and now, Chicago Public Library has remained a constant in Lilliane’s life. Read how this lifelong library lover turned into a lifelong library supporter.
“The Library is an optimistic investment in our community. It’s an investment in our children, teens, and every Chicagoan who wants to learn. As a patron, I have experienced how the Library has enriched my life. As a teacher, I have witnessed how the Library makes a real difference in my students’ learning. So, If I can give a little more and contribute what I can to empower more people through the Library, why wouldn’t I do that?” Meet Mary Beth Hutchinson, educator and library champion!
Why join the Rad-est Read-A-Thon in the city? Let us count the ways. Exclusive swag prizes, choose your own adventure, a banging throwback to the ’90s, the reasons are pretty awesome.
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.
The pandemic has been incredibly difficult for all of us in more ways than one. But the Library reminds us that we are not alone. Through its digital programs and virtual events, Chicago Public Library continues to strengthen a sense of community across 77 neighborhoods—even if we are apart.
The holiday season will be memorable in ways that we never could have imagined. We may be celebrating apart, but we are in this, TOGETHER.
While we know that nothing can replace a warm embrace and the special people in our lives eating and laughing at one table, we have put together some resources to bring holiday cheer to this year’s thanksgiving.