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Activate Creativity and Connection


Chicagoans engaged in citywide conversations.


Teens served across 77 neighborhoods.


Chicago makers brought their creative projects to life.

Our Programs

Maker Lab

Inspiration is just a click away. Maker Lab librarians lead step-by-step tutorials for projects both practical and fantastical. From personal protective equipment to 3D printed mythical monsters, Chicago makers of all experience levels are invited to design something new.

One Book, One Chicago

One Book, One Chicago: Chicago reads together. This engaging program fosters a sense of community through reading, neighborhood tours, book club discussions, cooking tutorials, and so much more. From Toni Morrison to Neil Gaiman, read the wide range of book selections below.


YOUmedia serves as a crucial third space between school and home. Each year, thousands of middle and high school teens explore and realize their interests while learning valuable life skills they can apply outside the Library’s doors.

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