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This One’s for You, DAD!

What do you give to the hero of your life?

Chicago Public Library is here to help you find creative ways to honor the father and father figures in your life.

Surprise him with brunch – What better way to start Father’s Day than a feast fit for a king! From bagels to fancy scrambled eggs to a fun sampling of fruits, check out the Library’s cookbooks to create a hearty spread.

Give dad a break – Fathers need ME time too! Give dad a day-off and let him enjoy his favorite book, audiobook, or podcast.

A movie marathon is always fun – Couch? Check. Popcorn? Check. Free movies and TV shows? Check. And no subscription fee required, just your library card!

Time Travel with dad – You may not be able to go out completely just yet, but you can travel back in time (from the comfort of your couch!) Start a special project with the whole family by piecing together a family history that goes back generations. partnered with Chicago Public Library, letting you check census records, Civil War services indexes, immigration histories, and many more genealogical resources.

Show him around the world – Treat dad to a day of adventure! Hike on national parks, dive deep into the vast ocean, meet some furry friends, tour museums in the city, or simply walk around – wherever you end up, it will be time well-spent.

As we navigate the uncertainties of the past months and prepare for the new normal ahead, we have learned to lean into what matters most – family. So, while this year’s celebration is not traditional, it may actually be more special.

Happy Father’s Day!

As doors reopen, Chicago Public Library and the Library Foundation are committed to helping Chicagoans get back on their feet and communities rebuild.