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.
Meet the 2020 Library Foundation’s Inaugural Civic Award Honoree: Donna LaPietra. For over 20 years, the artist-philanthropist-civic leader has been lending her artistic expertise to bring the stories of several nonprofits to life. Her motivation? To serve the community. Get to know her journey and her story here.
2020 Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards: Celebrating Great Stories in a Year Full of Plot Twists
Stories have the power to create social change and inspire communities. Here are some of the most vital narratives of this generation, written by Isabel Wilkerson, our Carl Sandburg Literary Award honoree, and Nate Marshall, our 21st Century Award honoree.
“I’m terrified of computers,” said Jackie, a Library patron. As everything moves online and digital literacy becomes a lifeline, Chicago Public Library’s DigitalLearn empowers Chicagoans like Jackie to turn digital barriers into tools.
“How do I balance working from home, housework, and homework?” “Am I doing enough to support my child’s education?” Navigating the challenges of remote learning can be daunting for students and parents alike. But you are not alone. Chicago Public Library is here to help with free resources that will make learning at home more manageable for the family.
Breaking Barriers to Access: Chicago Public Library Partners with Working in the Schools (WITS) to Empower Early Readers at Home
Access to free, high-quality summer learning programs is more critical today than ever before. Together, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Library Foundation and WITS will empower thousands of Chicago families to fight the COVID learning slide by connecting them to an unparalleled network of educational services and supports.