Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Chicago Public Library (CPL), and the CPL Foundation have partnered to bring “Live from the Library” to the children of Chicago.
Every week, CPL enlists select librarians from the institution’s 81 branches, along with some notable Chicago public figures, to bring the communities together through the love of storytelling.
The virtual program features many of Chicago’s most beloved public figures, including President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, who just recently read The Word Collector by Peter Reynolds on Thursday, May 14.
“Public libraries are essential institutions, and that’s why we’re bringing a new branch of the Chicago Public Library to the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side.
“Live from the Library” was launched with a reading by CPL Commissioner Andrea Telli; other notable Chicagoans like former Chicago Bear Israel Idonije, actress Jane Lynch, and Mayor Lightfoot have participated since.