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Category: Early Learning

03.30.17

Thomas Hughes Children’s Library Gets a New Look

Thanks to a generous $2.5 million grant from Exelon, Thomas Hughes Children’s Library is getting a complete transformation into an early learning center that encourages learning through play.

07.18.16

This Year’s Summer Learning Challenge Encourages Kids to Travel on Planes, Trains, Automobiles…and Even Time Travel.

The Chicago Public Library has your summer vacation covered. Ticket price: your library card. Thanks once again to our generous sponsors, who make the Summer Learning Challenge possible: Boeing, The James & Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation, KPMG, William Blair, Dr. Scholl Foundation, Helen M. Harrison Foundation, United, Walter E. Heller Foundation, Hyatt, Cubs Care, RR […]

07.07.16

Dear 93.9 MYfm, We Heart You

While you power along with Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” on 93.9 MYfm, expect to hear a radio ad about children’s learning programs that are funded by donors to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.

08.31.15

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 […]

07.31.15

$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 […]