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Library for the People
Library for the People
Chicago Public Library: Library for the People

Chicago Public Library is turning 150 and we have stories to tell. This six-episode limited series takes us on a journey –... more

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The Future of Libraries

The Chicago Public Library has undergone a remarkable rise since its inception a century and a half ago. In recent... more

25 Jul 2023 · 41 minutes
Accelerators of Social Impact

Libraries are a form of social infrastructure, meaning they are places that shape people’s interaction with one another. From the... more

18 Jul 2023 · 37 minutes
How do you Design a Public Library for the 21st Century?

Libraries are some of the last remaining public spaces in a city, where any resident has the ability to access... more

11 Jul 2023 · 42 minutes
Of Book Bans and Book Sanctuaries

Chicago Public Library has declared itself a sanctuary for endangered stories, establishing book sanctuaries across 77 neighborhoods and 81 library... more

27 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
The Library as the Soul of the Community

Throughout history, libraries have been vibrant community spaces in a city as cultural hubs for rising Black artists and writers... more

20 Jun 2023 · 41 minutes
From the Great Chicago Fire Rises a Public Library

The Great Chicago Fire in 1871 made a permanent impact on the city in a multitude of ways. One unforeseen... more

20 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
Igniting Minds, Transforming Communities: Chicago Public Library's 150-Year Journey

Delve into the captivating history of the Chicago Public Library as it celebrates its remarkable 150-year milestone. In this thought-provoking... more

15 Jun 2023 · 3 minutes
Library for the People
The Future of Libraries
Library for the People