Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Chicago Public Library (CPL) launched “City of Stories,” an all-ages and citywide approach to summer programming across through discovery, learning and fun at all 81 Library locations.

From June 27 through August 14, “City of Stories” offers a mix of online and in-person events and resources focused on education, engagement, and safety for children, teens and adults. This year’s program celebrates stories that explore people, community and culture and the common themes that connect Chicagoans together.

“This year’s ‘City of Stories’ will offer residents opportunities at our libraries throughout the summer to explore and share how stories connect us with each other, build relationships, and strengthen our communities.” said Mayor Lightfoot. “This programming will give neighborhoods a sense of community and call upon our residents to be engaged with the City by visiting public library branches and exploring the activities provided in each one” 

CPL shares Mayor Lightfoot’s commitment to ensuring that Chicago’s young people remain safe, engaged and supported this summer. The Library continues to work with our partner organizations – the City of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the American Writer’s Museum, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, After School Matters, and the Chicago Public Library Foundation – to offer dynamic and engaging programming throughout the city this summer.

More information on the City’s summer is available at