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Chicago Public Library Summer Learning Challenge: Explorers At Play June 24 – August 17

Chicago Public Library Summer Learning Challenge: Explorers at Play June 24 – August 17

Do you like to play? If so, you’re already on your way to becoming an Explorer at Play this summer at your neighborhood library!

Kids 0 to 13, join the drop-in Summer Learning Challenge from June 24 to August 17. Throughout the summer, you’ll get to play in all kinds of ways, at the library or on your own. CPL locations are offering hundreds of family programs, including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities, live music, circus workshops and story times, as well as new books to keep kids’ brains active.

Complete the Challenge

Pick up your Summer Learning Challenge Log and register at any CPL location. Then complete the challenge:

  • READ: 500 minutes or more over the summer. Read books, magazines, comics, eBooks, audiobooks or anything else you want, for at least 20 minutes a day—all reading counts!
  • DISCOVER: Complete at least one hands-on activity. Attend a library program, try a Museum of Science and Industry Summer Brain Game or other STEAM activity, visit a museum or zoo or explore something new.
  • CREATE: Make at least one creation. Make art, write a story or design something new.

Prizes and Giveaways

Share what you read and learn to earn your book bag. Keep coming back for more chances to win prizes!  Kids 0 to 5 who register receive a free book from KPMG (while supplies last). All kids can enter weekly giveaways to win books or other prizes.

Parents and Caregivers

Parents and caregivers who read, discover and create along with their children receive a small prize (while supplies last) and will have a chance to win a tech package.


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