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!
What happens when a storyteller shares her tale? Community member and master storyteller, Esther Choy, inspires us to find our voices and let our stories do the work.
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.
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.