In this season of giving, you can make a difference in our community with a gift to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
Today’s Chicago Public Library is more than just books and computers. It’s a vibrant community center where people of all ages and walks of life gather to explore, interact, and imagine.
Innovative programs like early learning centers, Teacher in the Library, YOUmedia, Maker Lab and many more offer children, families, and adults opportunities to gain the knowledge and critical skills necessary to achieve success in school and in life.
In each and every neighborhood in our city, Chicago Public Library is a gateway to opportunity for all. Donations to the Chicago Public Library Foundation provide the spark that ignites curiosity and opens a pathway to success.
Did you know, for example, that low-income children without access to quality educational learning opportunities can lose up to three months of learning gains over the summer months? But here in Chicago, Rahm’s Reader’s Summer Learning Challenge provides free STEAM programming, books, and fun activities to more than 100,000 children each year – and research has shown that the program helps to stop summer learning loss in its tracks.
Or consider the CyberNavigators, the Library’s city-wide computer tutor program. Support from people like you funds tech-savvy CyberNavigators who provide nearly 100,000 computer training sessions. The programs helps build crucial digital skills so that Chicagoans can find jobs, research healthcare options, or stay in touch with loved ones.
Now more than ever, we need our community to come together to support one of the most radically inclusive institutions in our city – the Chicago Public Library.
In this season of giving, you can ensure that knowledge, information, and access to technology continue to be available for Chicagoans from all walks of life.
A gift of $50, $100, $250 or more is all it takes to make a transformative impact on the life of a child eager to learn or an adult looking to get ahead in life.
Thanks to a $50,000 matching grant from members of our Board of Directors, your gift is doubled!