For one night, there are only three library rules you need to follow: Dance, drink, and party as loud as you can – all for lifelong learning at Chicago public Library!
Chicago Public Library is not the library of your childhood. Its metamorphosis from a brick and mortar warehouse of books to a forward-looking 21st century learning center has reshaped its role in Chicago’s educational ecosystem.
The Library’s story extends beyond the pages of its books. It is a patchwork of stories of children hungry to learn, of teens exploring the world around them, men and women pursuing lifelong learning and better futures, of seniors excited to learn to use computers for the first time, families creating memories over books and toys, immigrants learning to read and write…it is a story of a vibrant community. You. Me. Us. We are part of Chicago Public Library’s rich and thriving story.
“Children need a teacher that it is committed to them.” Meet Ms. Micky, a Teacher in the Library making a difference in the community…one student at a time.
1,000 guests, 90 authors. and $2.4 million – this year’s Carl Sandburg Literary Awards is the biggest in history. All for the love of Chicago Public Library