Celebrate the Library's 150th birthday!


Join in the fun! Meet fellow library lovers, discover Library treasures in CPL, and empower every Chicagoan with access to information, program, and life-learning opportunities wherever they may be.

In Case You Missed It

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.