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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Education, Single Organization Support

Mission: The Chicago Public Library Foundation supports collection development, programs and technology initiatives that connect library users to their community and to the world and ensure that all Chicagoans have the freedom to read, to learn and to discover at the Chicago Public Library.

Programs: Help children build academic success and a love of reading through summer learning challenge, teen learning, early literacy, great kids read, science connections and teachers in the library.

provide funding for public access to information resources and technology, including cybernavigators, as well as initiatives to keep the chicago public library relevant to the lives of all chicagoans.

expand library collections and create opportunities to discuss books and ideas through programs such as one book, one chicago.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am deeply impressed by the Chicago Public Library Foundation for their commendable and tireless work to expand and make the Chicago Public Library System relevant and accesible through innovative initiatives such as You Media. I enjoy the wide range of authors and speakers program, art exhibits, and and live music concerts and I know the Chicago Public Library Foundation helps make all of these innitiatives possible.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work of the Chicago Public Library Foundation is amazing -- the Chicago library system is one of the largest in the country, so outreach and support are of great importance to the city and its residents. The programs of the CPLF engage community members, children, and adults of all ages.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great staff. Helpful services. Will come back again.