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Category Archives: Chicago

Children’s Program at Chicago Public Library


1 A couple of weeks ago I had to go observe a children’s program at a public library for one of my grad school classes. I originally wanted to go see a young adult program but because of time and travel restrictions I settled on going to the Harold Washington Library to watch a program […]

New ILS at CPL in the Spring? (Spring of what year?)


Don’t be scared by the acronyms (ILS = Integrated Library Service). I’ve been reading the Chicago Public Library strategic plan lately and I was especially interested in this part (found on page 17, 2nd column about half way down). The Chicago Public Library will launch a completely redesigned website in conjunction with the 2006 introduction […]

More on the Great Kids Museum Passports…


A reader left a comment about the Great Kids Museum Passports. Her local branch has a sign that lists all the museum passes and which ones are available and which ones are out. I can’t tell you how many times my wife and I have had to ask the librarians which passes were in and […]

Get into Chicago Museums for Free Thanks to Chicago Public Library


I’m constantly surprised by the fact that people don’t know about this, and it seems like A LOT of people don’t know about this. Chicago Public Library and Kraft foods have partnered together and created a program called The Great Kids Museum Passports. Each library has passports for almost every museum that will get you […]