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Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chance The Rapper To Host ‘Books & Breakfast,’ A Free Literacy Event This Summer

The free events are being held through September in Chatham, Garfield Park, West Englewood and Homan Square. Registration is required.

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CHATHAM — Chatham residents can get a bagel and a book for a day of learning, thanks to a new summer literacy tour on the South and West sides.

Chance the Rapper is teaming up with educator and author Bri McLean to bring free breakfast, free books and free family portraits to the neighborhood at Saturday’s Books & Breakfast. The family event was created to encourage a love of reading in young students.

Registration is online. Slots are limited. The event is free.

Neighbors can attend 9-11:30 a.m. at West Chatham Park Fieldhouse, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. Books are targeted for students ages 3-8, but the entire family is welcome to celebrate.

If you can’t make it to the July celebration, Books & Breakfast is touring Park District branches in August and September. Registration is required for all celebrations.

The events:

  • 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 28 at West Chatham Park Fieldhouse, 8223 S. Princeton Ave. Register here.
  • 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 7 and Sept. 11 at Garfield Park Fieldhouse, 100 N. Central Park Ave. Register here.
  • 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 and Sept. 18 at Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave. Register here.
  • 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 and Sept. 25 at Homan Square Fieldhouse, 3517 W. Arthington St. Register here.

Volunteers who want to assist at Books and Breakfast can register online.

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