Night in the Stacks

As we come together as a city to protect each other and manage COVID-19, we are postponing Night in the Stacks on April 3 at Harold Washington Library Center. We plan to reschedule for a date this summer in June or July. Your sponsorship and tickets will be honored at the rescheduled event. Thank you for giving and we look forward to gathering for a great event in the summer! Stay tuned for more information.

We want to express our utmost gratitude to our Associate Board members, Night in the Stacks sponsors, ticket holders, vendors, planning committee, and all others whose hard work and energy have gone into organizing this event.

As we await the rescheduled summer date for Night in the Stacks, we have a few ways for you to stay engaged:

  • We are inviting you to participate in a virtual gathering on April 3 and would love for you to join us! Here is a digital care package which includes links to fun resources you can use to join from the safety of your homes.
  • Especially during this time, we encourage you to explore the Library’s robust collection of online resources, including e-books, audiobooks, and other digital media.

We are grateful for your support. YOU make more possible for all Chicagoans at Chicago Public Library.

Sincerely,
The Chicago Public Library Foundation Team

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Night in the Stack postponed?
As we come together as a city to protect each other and manage COVID-19, we are postponing Night in the Stacks on April 3 at Harold Washington Library Center.

Will Night in the Stacks be rescheduled?
As we monitor and respond to the evolving situation with COVID-19, we will determine options for rescheduling NITS, possibly in June or July 2020. We will update all ticket holders and the general public when we reach a final decision.

Will my tickets be honored for a rescheduled Night in the Stacks?
Yes, anyone with 2020 Night in the Stacks sponsorship or tickets will be able to redeem those tickets for a rescheduled Night in the Stacks.

What is this virtual Night in the Stacks I’ve heard about?
We are inviting you to participate in a virtual gathering on April 3 and would love for you to join us! Here is a digital care package which includes links to fun resources you can use to join us from the safety of our homes. The virtual pack will consist of a playlist, reading list, recipes, “comfy attire” suggestions, and more to keep it light and fun.

What is happening with the raffle?
Raffle tickets will be honored in the rescheduled Night in the Stacks event. Given the evolving situation with COVID-19 and its effects on sporting events, cultural institutions, and the entertainment industry, packages will be updated. However, we are confident that we will have excellent packages to offer. Visit the raffle packages page for updates.

How do I refund my tickets?
If you prefer to receive a refund for your Night in the Stacks contribution, we certainly understand. Please email your request to Veronica Brown at vbrown@cplfoundation.org by Monday, March 30. Include REFUND in the subject line and indicate the email address that was used to purchase the tickets/raffle tickets.

How does Night in the Stacks support the Library’s work?
Night in the Stacks is one of the Library Foundation’s biggest fundraisers of the year where guests and friends support transformative programs at Chicago Public Library. Proceeds raised benefit:

  • Early Learning programs that prepare our youngest patrons for pre-school.
  • Teachers in the Library who help students with their homework.
  • YOUmedia mentors who empower teens to explore and realize their potential.
  • CyberNavigator digital mentors who help adults bridge the digital divide.
  • Maker Lab spaces and mentors who enable patrons to make their creative visions a reality – from creative projects to consumer products.

Your support of the Library Foundation/Night in the Stacks is crucial for the continuity of these programs as CPL remains a hub for access and equity.

 

2019 Night in the Stacks Photo Album

Night in the Stacks 2019

$170k

raised in 2019

400

guests in attendance

$18k

in raffle prizes

4/3/20

See you there!