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12.20.21

It’s A Wrap on 2021!

Thanks to you for helping us turn another challenging year into a year for the… dare we say it… books! As we count down to 2022, let’s look at all that we’ve made possible together.

11.22.21

A Sprinkle of Gratitude for Thanksgiving

We know—it’s been another unique year. But as we navigate and respond to the changing times, we are thankful that some things remain constant: family, friends, and the Library!

11.10.21

Meet the Maker: Faith Humphrey Hill

No stranger to Harold Washington Library Center, Faith Humphrey Hill is this Fall’s Maker-in-Residence, teaching Library users how to knit, draw using digital tools—and asking us to remember those whose lives were lost to COVID-19 with her famous knit-prints.

05.17.21

Meet the Chief Librarian: Chris Brown

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.

05.03.21

A Young, Rad Reader: Meet Ishaan

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!

02.16.21

Why Do We Love Chicago Public Library?

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.