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All of the Night In the Stacks Details You Need to Know

Is there anything better than partying in the library? Not to us!

We’re excited to announce 2018’s Night in the Stacks, the one night of the year that making noise in the library is not only not forbidden, it’s encouraged!

What is Night in the Stacks?

It’s an evening of food, drinks, and dancing that takes place in the Harold Washington Library’s cherished Winter Garden. The event is hosted and attended by members of our Associate Board and Associate Council, groups made up of Chicago’s up-and-coming young professionals and library supporters. Night in the Stacks is both a celebration of the Chicago Public Library, and a fundraiser to support its critical learning programs.

Give me the Details

This year’s Night in the Stacks will take place on April 6, 2018 and like in years past, will include food and drinks, dancing, an interactive photo booth, and an awesome raffle of some of the hottest merchandise as well as tickets to events and activities in Chicago. Raffle packages will be announced and tickets go on sale on March 1.
This year’s theme is music—so make sure to get dressed up and bring your dancing shoes, so you can shake and shimmy through the decades. We’ll be joined by DJ Edwin Konsept who in past years has been known to bring down the house. This is a party you won’t want to miss!

How do I attend?

Tickets are on sale and you can get them here. General admission price is $150. This event sells out every year, so be sure to get your tickets soon! Find more information here.

More on the Associate Board & Council

The Associate Board is a group made up of Chicago’s up-and-coming young professionals and library supporters. It’s a great opportunity for professionals aged 25 to 40 to get engaged in the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s fundraising efforts, while also meeting like-minded individuals who believe in the free and open access to knowledge and learning for all Chicagoans. You can learn more here.

More on Night in the Stacks

Proceeds from Night in the Stacks will benefit the Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library programs, including Maker Lab, Summer Learning Challenge, CyberNavigator computer tutors, Teacher in the Library, and more. Last year’s Night in the Stacks had 450 guests in attendance, gave away $13,000 in raffle prizes, and raised $180,000 for Chicago Public Library programs.
For this event, we would like to give special thanks to our sponsors BMO Harris Bank, Jewell Catering, Advanced Resources, HMR Designs, Sprout Social, In Memory of Barbara Lewis, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Lydia Fu, Clayco, Alka & Ajay Gupta Foundation, Leonard Goodman, Pepsi, Spark Cremin, and Paul Dykstra.
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