Celebrate the Library's 150th birthday!

Join Our Community!

Did you know that you can support our Chicago Public Library in different ways? Find one that you find most meaningful.

Shape the Library’s Story.

The Library is an equalizer. No matter your age, race, or zipcode, you are welcome to learn to advance your life at Chicago Public Library. You support allows us to keep sharing stories of learning, connecting with one another, and discover what is possible.

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More Ways to Get Involved

Attend our events

Join the fun. Meet fellow Library lovers. Go behind the scenes. And power our Chicago Public Library. Check our upcoming events here.

Be a social media champion

Stay updated with the Library resources. Be the first to know about Library Foundation events. Read inspiring stories of hope, progress, and triumph from patrons just like you. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

You can even start your own fundraisers on social media. Set up a Facebook fundraiser or Instagram fundraiser.

Friendraise

Invite your friends and family to join in ensuring Chicagoans have access to critical information, resources, and services wherever they may be – at home, online, or in the branches. Get started here.

Shop at the CPL store

Shop for you and your fellow library lovers. Your purchase helps deliver accessible, high-impact, and free programs and resources to Chicagoans wherever they may be – at home, online, or in the branches. Start shopping today!

Shop Amazon Smile

Visit smile.amazon.com and select the Chicago Public Library Foundation as your charity of choice to have a portion of your purchases support lifelong learning programs and resources at the Library.

Ready to make more possible?