The childrens books you donate are processed by our volunteers and delivered directly into the hands of underserved children to take home and enjoy forever. Bernies book bank 28101 n ballard dr, lake forest, il. Falsely fingered a war criminal, bernie gunther has booked passage to buenos aires, lured, like the nazis whose company he. Commissioner brian bannon and mayor rahm emanuel announced the library s largestever book giveaway on tuesday. William blair, macys, rr donnelley, cubs cares a fund of the mccormick foundation and pnc bank, through the chicago public library foundation. Bernies book bank is committed to providing free quality books to underserved children throughout chicagoland. Since 1873, chicago public library cpl has encouraged lifelong learning by welcoming all people and. Bernies book bank will be at select chicago public library community days this summer giving 12 free books to summer learning challenge participants.
In contrast, the average middle class child owns thirteen books. Tue, feb 18 cst at chicago public library uptown branch. Bernies book bank sources, processes and distributes quality new and gently used childrens books. The childrens books you donate to bernie s book bank become part of a longterm, sustainable effort aimed at providing children with quality, progressive levels of books. Be an earth explorer this summer with rahms readers. Bernies book bank is the book distribution partner. Bernies book bank, chicago s largest provider of quality childrens books, is changing that with 12 books. The books will almost all be provided by bernies book bank, a nonprofit which seeks to increase book ownership among atrisk children. Floriani, the father of founder and chief advancement officer, brian floriani, bernie floriani, jr. Bernies book bank will be at select chicago public library community days.
In the interest of increasing efficiency, bernies book bank is moving from its home of four years in lake. Join us by pledging to take 20 minutes every day to read with a child. Trivia night fundraiser for the library at bernies book bank. Bernies book bank is the leading provider of quality books to atrisk children in the chicagoland area. Causes event in chicago, il by chicago democratic socialists of america and 2 others on sunday, january 12 2020 with 104 people interested. On wednesday, august 3, bernies book bank, with assistance from hyatt thrive, distributed over 3,900 books to children at back of the yards branch. Summer learning challenge chicago public library foundation. Book distributions at chicago public library branches on community days come celebrate the joy of reading and learning with chicago public library. Chicago libraries aim to give away 1 million childrens books. All of these books are donated by generous individuals, organizations and book partners. Become a superhero reader at chicago public library. Wintrust community banks lobbies are temporarily closed and unable to accept book. Chicago public schools, art institute of chicago and bernie s book bank. Receive books this summer bernies book bank will be at select chicago public library community days this summer giving 12 free books to summer learning challenge participants.
Participating in a bernie s book bank event is a great way to support our mission of increasing book ownership among children atrisk. In 2019, bernies book bank will serve 360,000 atrisk children in chicagoland and provide 12 quality books to each child. Hoyt educational foundation, lincoln park zoo, shedd aquarium and bernie s book bank. Join us at a fundraising event or host your own corporate or social event in one of our event spaces. In addition to the library, these area organizations also collect book donations and use them for a good cause. Access to the johnson library is only guaranteed during public tours. City of chicago annual rahms readers summer learning. Chicago public library welcomed a combined total of approximately 500 people throughout the daylong summit celebrating the life and legacy of the late mayor harold washington, for. The chicago public library foundation was founded in 1986 as a true public private partnership. Chicago event venue venue space rental bernies book bank. Bernies book bank sources, processes and distributes quality new and gently used childrens books to significantly increase book ownership among. Chicago books to women in prison sends books to female inmates. Then we plan to establish bernies book bank locations in every major city in america.
Each child who attended the event chose 12 free books. All 80 branches of the chicago public library system will give a dozen free books to any child who registers for the library s summer program. Chicago public library giving away 1 million books to kids. Bernies book bank is a registered 501c3 organization. As part of its summer learning challenge, the chicago public library will have activity guides for children under 5 and books for kids from 5 to years old. The chicago public library is giving away more than 1 million books to kids across the city to encourage them to read this summer.
Harrison foundation, kpmg, william blair, macys, rr. Kids up to years of age can sign up for the summer learning challenge during bernies book bank community day, 10. Chicago public library hopes to give away 1 million free. Public hosted by chicago democratic socialists of america and chicago dsa for bernie 2020. Local charity for children about bernies book bank. Every child selected 12 books to build their home library. Summer learning challenge helping chicago s kids learn and read to defeat the summer slide kids can lose a lot of learning over school breaksbut the summer learning challenge is here to stop the slide. The chicago public library is giving away a million books. Rahms readers is in partnership with the museum of science and industry, along with the city of chicago, the chicago park district, chicago public schools, chicago department of aviation, chicago sister cities international, bernie s book bank, art institute of chicago and emerald city theater. If enrollment in the library s summer program matches last years almost 100,000, he said, the book giveaway could top 1 million over the course of the season. Bernies book bank sources, processes and distributes quality new and gently used childrens books to significantly increase book ownership among atrisk infants, toddlers and schoolage children throughout chicagoland. Receive free books for children in the chicagoland area from bernies book bank. Mayor emanuel, chicago public library release new study.
Learn more bernies book bank plays a crucial role in instilling a love for books and reading in our students. At the end of june and through july, corporate partners joined bernies book bank at different library branch locations around the city to distribute books donated by bernies book bank to local kids. Join the super explorers this summer with rahms readers. Photo shoots in the johnson library during public hours are not permitted.
If you are considering a gift of materials to the newberry, please contact our. Bernies book bank is the leading provider of quality books to atrisk. Trivia night fundraiser for lake bluff library tickets, sat, nov 16. Come celebrate the joy of reading and learning with chicago public library. Partner organizations are museum of science and industry, city of chicago, chicago park district, chicago public schools, and art institute of chicago. If you have books to donate, first contact your local public library. Thank you for considering skokie public library for your book, movie, and music donations. Children of all ages are invited to sign up for the summer learning challenge and pick 12 free books from bernies book bank to take home and keep.
Humboldt park canvass for bernie, anthony clark, and housing. The niles township office is now a permanent collection point for childrens books for bernies book bank. Now, if youre anything like me, you love reading in the summer, and wow, yes, youd like to get a hold of some of those sweet, free books. Book donation programs american library association. Philip kerr returns with his bestloved character, bernie gunther, in the fifth novel in what is now a series. In 2018, book lovers breakfast north shore was added to allow more people the opportunity to attend this popular event. Children ages 05 who sign up will receive a new book, donated by kpmg, and children of all ages will receive 12 new or gentlyused books from bernies book bank, through support from william blair. Quality books for underserved children bernies book bank. However, to keep our mission in motion we need your support. The chicago public library will give away over one million books to children across the city during rahms readers summer learning challenge. Everything, that is, except play in a world series. Since 1873, chicago public library cpl has encouraged lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through innovative services and programs, as well as cuttingedge technology. Since 2012, bernies book bank has hosted the annual book lovers lunch north shore benefit to support its mission to increase book ownership among atrisk children throughout chicagoland.
Your local public library or an academic library in your area can supply you with the. Chicago ap the chicago public library is giving away more than 1 million books to kids across the city to encourage them to read this summer and develop their own personal libraries. Annual rahms readers summer learning challenge launches. Rahms readers is in partnership with the museum of science and industry, the city of chicago, the chicago park district, chicago public schools, art institute of chicago, david l. Invest in children support literacy bernies book bank. Bronzeville canvass for bernie, anthony clark, and housing. Bernies book bank distributes books at back of the yards. Bernies book bank, which is providing almost all of the giveaways books, began distributing them throughout branches last week, floriani said. Support also comes from the james and madeleine mcmullan foundation, allstate, boeing, dr.
The event was part of cpls rahms readers summer learning challenge. Donating to the collection the newberry welcomes donations of items that will extend, strengthen, and complement the library s collection. Bernies book bank sources, processes and distributes quality childrens books to. Book distributions at chicago public library branches on community days. Over 10 weeks, this nationally recognized, free program reaches more than 100,000 chicago children from birth to age. Mayor rahm emanuel, first lady amy rule, chicago public library and bernie s book bank encourage you to take 20, read plenty. Bernies book bank is the leading provider of quality books to underserved children in the chicagoland area. Books for a better life 2 out of 3 lowincome children have no books of their own. As an essential service to the community, were still hard at work during the covid19 pandemic distributing books to the children who need us most. As an added component to this years program, chicago public library will give away one million books this summer, through partnerships with kpmg and bernies book bank.
Cpl teen services also offers elevate your voice, summer programming for teens encouraging them to make a difference in their community. In lowincome chicago neighborhoods, on average, the ratio of children to books is threehundred to one. Non profits as storytellers finding and communicating your purpose. This year, as part of its annual summer reading initiative,rahms readers summer learning challenge, the great and beautiful chicago public library is giving away a whopping one million books. You can learn more about our photography policies and book a private shoot here. Home book donation programs libguides at american library. A quiet flame book chicago public library bibliocommons. Respected by his baseball peers, beloved by chicago fans and teammates, ernie banks did everything there was to do in the game he loved. How and why that experience eluded him during one season of particular promise1969is a key storyline of this. Many chicago public library buildings received improvements in recent years, but few projects compare to the major changes at the whitney m.763 942 816 835 376 314 870 1129 88 215 1202 357 1177 1290 969 1039 869 1374 615 650 1075 1122 153 1312 1432 977 725 398 899 824 598 860 135 209 1189 392 394 385 227 1269 261 723 493 457 842 447 585 1363 549