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A Pay-What-You-Can Bookstore Is Popping Up On The West Side

The mini bookstore will allow residents to pay whatever they want for quality books at the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

‘Elvin Explores North Lawndale’ Coloring Book Gives Kids A Chance To Get Creative While Exploring Their Neighborhood

The coloring book was designed by a group of creatives to promote art, literacy and pride in the community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Neighbors Light Up West Side Boulevard To Let Community Know ‘They’re Cared About’

The holiday light show spanned the length of Douglas Boulevard, the first time the street has been fully decorated.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here’s How You Can Help West Side Students Access Culturally Diverse Children’s Books

The Open Books | Open Minds program is putting books featuring Black, Latino and diverse characters into the hands of kids on the West Side.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

With School Libraries Closed, Open Books Literacy Nonprofit Is Giving Free Books To Pilsen Kids

Open Books, 905 W. 19th St., opened a free bookstore for kids in late September. The nonprofit has also adopted a pay-what-you-can option for grown-ups.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop