Resources for Early Learning

Literary resources for the youngest Library patrons and their families

In every community, Chicago Public Library supports parents of young children 0 – 5 years with books, interactive toys, games and guidance to propel children’s language development and early literacy skills. The Library’s approach, designed to promote evidence-based practices, encourages parents to talk and read with their children and create ample opportunities for play.


practices of early learning are incorporated into each space.


libraries offer early learning programming


22,000 square feet of children’s library space being renovated at Harold Washington Library Center


branches hosting Words to Grow On, Chicago