Online Activities


While the library buildings are closed, you can enjoy our services from the comfort of your home!

Events Calendar »

Kids Events

Storywalk at the Riverwalk
Combine the benefits of literacy, physical fitness and family fun with while strolling along the Riverwalk.
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Teen Events

Virtual ACT Practice Test
Students can take a free ACT practice test to prepare themselves for the upcoming standardized tests later this year.
Register today

Adult Events

Emancipation to Inauguration: The Black Experience in Chicago
From Chicago's first settler to the nation's Chief Executive, the African American presence is deep and proud.
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New and Coming Soon

Check out the newest and most popular books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and video games.

Amount Saved by Customers

By checking materials out of the library instead of purchasing those items, our customers have saved $17,728,802.00 so far this year, of that $80,423.00 was saved yesterday. A total of $2,886,488.00 was saved by our customers in July.

Book/Movie Suggestions

Looking for something new to read or watch? Who knows better than a librarian? ( You can also subscribe to receive recommendations in your email.)