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In Case You Missed It

Night in the Stacks 2024

400 Library lovers came together at this party with a purpose to raise $120,000 for lifelong learning programs and resources at Chicago Public Library.

2023 Library Foundation Awards

The Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards brought together two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, Chicago’s literary rising star Rebecca Makkai, globally renowned artist Richard Hunt, and civic leader Bob Wislow to celebrate the power of public libraries.

Trivia Night

On September 28, Library lovers competed for a chance at the title of Ultimate Library Trivia Champion.

Words & Whiskey

Join fellow library lovers for an exclusive literary-themed whiskey tasting, great food, and fun conversation at Lost Bowls, one of the trendiest new restaurants in downtown Chicago.

Night in the Stacks 2023

After a three-year hiatus, the CPLF Associate Board hosted Night in the Stacks on April 14, 2023, raising more than $125,000 for transformative Library programs.

2022 Library Foundation Awards

On October 19, thousands of Library lovers celebrated our bold Chicago Public Library with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner, Chef Rick Bayless, and TikTok historian Shermann “Dilla” Thomas!

Read-A-Thon 2022

Readers took their reading habits sky high (they read more than 2800+ books!) – and raised over $88,000 for lifelong learning programs at Chicago Public Library in the process.

2021 Library Foundation Awards

On November 9, thousands of Library lovers across Chicago and the world celebrated Theaster Gates, J. Nicole, Amy Tan!

All Things Chicago: Virtual Trivia Night

Thank you for joining another fun Trivia Night!

Read-A-Thon: Reading is RAD!

453 readers, 4,608 books read, 740 donations, 59 teams, and over  $85,000 raised – that’s RAD! And we couldn’t have done this without YOU.