CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY

Apr 24

Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise
From NPR: 

Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does — a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact — according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The study, which looks at the ways “cultural engagement” affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that “causal direction needs to be considered further” — that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark ring true: “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!”

Click here to read more about the happiness study!

Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

From NPR: 

Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does — a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact — according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The study, which looks at the ways “cultural engagement” affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that “causal direction needs to be considered further” — that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark ring true: “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!”

Click here to read more about the happiness study!

Apr 23

Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley Field!
In honor of 100 years, we thought we’d share a lesser known fact about Wrigley:

Back in 1944, there was a ski-jumping event held in Wrigley, with a ramp in the upper deck and the jumpers landing in the area around second base.

Flugtag’s got nothin on The Friendly Confines!
Here’s to the next 100 years!

Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley Field!

In honor of 100 years, we thought we’d share a lesser known fact about Wrigley:

Back in 1944, there was a ski-jumping event held in Wrigley, with a ramp in the upper deck and the jumpers landing in the area around second base.

Flugtag’s got nothin on The Friendly Confines!

Here’s to the next 100 years!

Apr 22


President Obama read “Where the Wild Things Are” to kids today. He got into it. http://t.co/jhQCnV5ChU pic.twitter.com/HMhj7AKg5C
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost)
April 21, 2014

President Obama read “Where the Wild Things Are” to kids today. He got into it. http://t.co/jhQCnV5ChU pic.twitter.com/HMhj7AKg5C

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost)
April 21, 2014

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