Chicago By Design

This program highlights the builders who created the architectural vistas seen by millions of visitors to Chicago throughout the city’s history. We concentrate on the structures seen along Jackson Boulevard from its time as a central thoroughfare for railroad era travelers through its designation as Route 66. Presented by David Clark, author of “Exploring Route 66 in Chicagoland.”

Wednesday, July 12 | 6:30 p.m.

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Summer Reading Programs Begin June 1st!

Whether you’re a kid, teen, or all grown up, we’ve got a summer reading program for you! Sign-ups begin on June 1st, so stop by and check us out!


We’ll have fabulous prizes for summer reading participants, and fun programs all summer long!

Teen/Tween Volunteers Needed!

Grades 6 through 12: Looking for community service hours? We can help! See the YS Help Desk for more information on volunteering opportunities, including the popular Adopt-A-Shelf program. You can even join our Teen Advisory Board and help choose and run teen/tween programming!