Meet our 2024 Library Foundation Award honorees.

We’re Grateful For You!

Thank you for being a Library champion. As the needs of our city and our neighbors evolve, your commitment to showing up for Chicago Public Library is inspiring.

Scroll down to see real impact stories you help make possible.

Someone Wants to Say Thank You!

Library users from across the city say thank you for powering transformative programs and resources.

Heartwarming Stories from the Branches

Handwritten Notes from the Heart

Who said handwritten notes were gone? Library users regularly share their gratitude with librarians and Library staff from CyberNavigators to Teachers in the Library in sweet notes. Take a look at a few of the notes below. We dare you not to smile!

You Power Our Library!

Every year, you help provide lifelong learning programs, resources, and opportunities for every Chicagoan that enters our Library’s doors. Here’s your impact at a glance.

  • 172,000+ people served by donor-funded programs offered for all ages
  • 80,000+ Grab & Go learning kits distributed to children, teens, and adults
  • 34,400+ Summer at CPL participants
  • 14,500+ free homework help sessions with a Teacher in the Library

Read More Impact Stories!

From interviews with Makers-in-Residence to stories from Library users themselves, our blog has all your impact stories in one place.