Night in the Stacks

As we come together as a city to protect each other and manage COVID-19, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel this year’s Night in the Stacks event at Harold Washington Library Center, which we had hoped to reschedule for a date this summer.

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

While we can’t enjoy our lively event together, your support remains critical to helping all Chicagoans weather this challenge. It is your generosity that helps Chicago Public Library power learning, creativity, and possibility in each of our 77 neighborhoods. The Library experience is an integral part of our lives and of the fabric of our city. Your support activates our communities and unites us all, even when we are apart.

Ticket purchases will be automatically converted to tax-deductible donations and you will receive a digital acknowledgment letter that can be used for tax purposes.

We also understand the crisis has created economic challenges for many of us. If you would like to request a refund, you can do so by emailing Veronica Brown at by June 30. Please use the subject “Night in the Stacks Refund” in your email and reference the email address used to purchase your tickets. Refunds are usually processed within 24-48 hours.

We are working with the Associate Board to plan our activities for the remainder of 2020 and you will be among the first to be invited to our events. In the meantime, thank you for your friendship and support!

Best wishes to you and yours that you may be healthy and safe!


The Chicago Public Library Foundation Team


2019 Night in the Stacks Photo Album

Night in the Stacks 2019


raised in 2019


guests in attendance


in raffle prizes


See you there!