1. CPL, NYPL WiFi Hotspot Lending Programs Funded by Knight Foundation Grants - The Digital Shift →

  2. chicagopubliclibrary:

CPL Rings The Bell!
Last fall our Maker Lab earned us a Social Innovator Award and yesterday the good folks at NASDAQ welcomed us to ring the closing bell as one of those Chicago Innovation Award winners! Thanks to our Chicago Public Library Foundation and Institute of Museum and Library Services for supporting our work at the Maker Lab!

Kudos to the CPL. Public libraries are stocks worth investing in!

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    CPL Rings The Bell!

    Last fall our Maker Lab earned us a Social Innovator Award and yesterday the good folks at NASDAQ welcomed us to ring the closing bell as one of those Chicago Innovation Award winners! Thanks to our Chicago Public Library Foundation and Institute of Museum and Library Services for supporting our work at the Maker Lab!

    Kudos to the CPL. Public libraries are stocks worth investing in!

  3. chicagopubliclibrary:

CPL Increases Broadband Access Through Its Innovative “Hotspot at Home” Program
Lack of internet access remains a significant barrier for people of all ages in Chicago. Help us solve this problem with our “Hotspot at Home” lending program — patrons can rent an internet hotspot for three weeks to use the internet at home.
Read more about this project in the link below and help make it happen by clicking “Applause!”
[LINK]

Brilliant idea! Kudos to CPL.

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    CPL Increases Broadband Access Through Its Innovative “Hotspot at Home” Program

    Lack of internet access remains a significant barrier for people of all ages in Chicago. Help us solve this problem with our “Hotspot at Home” lending program — patrons can rent an internet hotspot for three weeks to use the internet at home.

    Read more about this project in the link below and help make it happen by clicking “Applause!”

    [LINK]

    Brilliant idea! Kudos to CPL.

  4. youmedia:

    Some great keychains made during the Maker workshop with mentors Niq and Matt.  The teen workshops are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-3:30 - check in at YOUmedia for more details.

    These is such a cool project. If I were a teen I would want to make a keychain. It would probably have a terrible e.e. cummings or T.S. Eliot quote on it. Yeaaaaah.

  5. chicagopubliclibrary:

CPL Photo Of The Day
Thanks to Instagram user @kingablanka for this wonderful photo of the Harold Washington Library!

Lovely.

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    CPL Photo Of The Day

    Thanks to Instagram user @kingablanka for this wonderful photo of the Harold Washington Library!

    Lovely.

  6. sarahbethlibrarian:


thislibrarianlife:
“Jason and Molly both love books and libraries. So Jason decided the library was the perfect place to pop the question… after he wrote a story about how they met, had it illustrated and bound into a book, and then placed on the shelves in the Thomas Hughes Children’s Library. He and Molly “found” the book on Saturday and we are happy to report she said YES! Congratulations to you both – we wish you a long, happy, and book-filled life together!” | Chicago Public Library Facebook page

I WAS WAITING FOR ONE OF YOU LIBRARIANS TO POST THIS (I knew it would pop up on my dash eventually!)
I’ve known these two basically my whole life— molly is one of my childhood bestie’s sisters, and jason and I went to college together. They met at MY 25th BIRTHDAY PARTY! (I get mitzvah points for that shidduch, for all my jewish friends out there). 
Anyway, they are awesome and delightful and basically famous now :)

Good job Sarah Beth.

    sarahbethlibrarian:

    thislibrarianlife:

    “Jason and Molly both love books and libraries. So Jason decided the library was the perfect place to pop the question… after he wrote a story about how they met, had it illustrated and bound into a book, and then placed on the shelves in the Thomas Hughes Children’s Library. He and Molly “found” the book on Saturday and we are happy to report she said YES! Congratulations to you both – we wish you a long, happy, and book-filled life together!” | Chicago Public Library Facebook page

    I WAS WAITING FOR ONE OF YOU LIBRARIANS TO POST THIS (I knew it would pop up on my dash eventually!)

    I’ve known these two basically my whole life— molly is one of my childhood bestie’s sisters, and jason and I went to college together. They met at MY 25th BIRTHDAY PARTY! (I get mitzvah points for that shidduch, for all my jewish friends out there). 

    Anyway, they are awesome and delightful and basically famous now :)

    Good job Sarah Beth.

    (Source: formerlythislibrarianlife)

  7. chicagopubliclibrary:

Their First Library Cards!
Isabel & Jasmine got their first library cards last week! Congratulations to you both! 
Send us photos of your first library cards (to firstcards@chipublib.org) and we will give a shout out to your kids on the CPL Facebook Page!

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    Their First Library Cards!

    Isabel & Jasmine got their first library cards last week! Congratulations to you both! 

    Send us photos of your first library cards (to firstcards@chipublib.org) and we will give a shout out to your kids on the CPL Facebook Page!

  8. chicagopubliclibrary:

Library Scented Candle
From Etsy:

A cozy blend of wood and earthy tones make it easy to imagine yourself curled up with a book or peering through shelves of wonderment in the Oxford Library! This is a completely original scent- I’ve mixed a variety of natural fragrance oils to create it. I have been making candles for years for myself, and decided to list them on etsy.
Oxford Library is made up of several fragrances: Oakmoss & Amber, Sandalwood and hints of tobacco and leather. This is perhaps a “fresher scent,” whereas my other library scent: Dumbledore’s Office, has a woodier aroma. A customer described Oxford Library as smelling like a “Freshly showered Sherlock Holmes.”

Would you buy a CPL Scented Candle?

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    Library Scented Candle

    From Etsy:

    A cozy blend of wood and earthy tones make it easy to imagine yourself curled up with a book or peering through shelves of wonderment in the Oxford Library! This is a completely original scent- I’ve mixed a variety of natural fragrance oils to create it. I have been making candles for years for myself, and decided to list them on etsy.

    Oxford Library is made up of several fragrances: Oakmoss & Amber, Sandalwood and hints of tobacco and leather. This is perhaps a “fresher scent,” whereas my other library scent: Dumbledore’s Office, has a woodier aroma. A customer described Oxford Library as smelling like a “Freshly showered Sherlock Holmes.”

    Would you buy a CPL Scented Candle?

  9. chicagopubliclibrary:

BiblioTech - San Antonio’s Completely Bookless Public Library
From Gizmodo:


The new book-free library, called “BiblioTech,” is intended to open in the fall and is part of a an entire bookless public library system planned for the entire county of Bexar.
And it’s not “bring your own device” either. The library will actually lend out e-readers (of an unspecified brand) for two weeks at a time. There will also be computers and the like, but no books, and presumably no card catalog either.


Click here to read the full story. 

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    BiblioTech - San Antonio’s Completely Bookless Public Library

    From Gizmodo:

    The new book-free library, called “BiblioTech,” is intended to open in the fall and is part of a an entire bookless public library system planned for the entire county of Bexar.

    And it’s not “bring your own device” either. The library will actually lend out e-readers (of an unspecified brand) for two weeks at a time. There will also be computers and the like, but no books, and presumably no card catalog either.

    Click here to read the full story. 

  10. chicagopubliclibrary:

Closet Transformed Into A Book Nook

Excuse me while I fan myself.

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    Closet Transformed Into A Book Nook

    Excuse me while I fan myself.

  11. thelifeguardlibrarian:

Amnesty bringing in fine haul for library
If you’re in Chicago and you (or your friends or family or STUDENTS) have past fines to CPL, get to the library this week and get amnesty!

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    Amnesty bringing in fine haul for library

    If you’re in Chicago and you (or your friends or family or STUDENTS) have past fines to CPL, get to the library this week and get amnesty!