Blast Off! Chicago Public Library-Children’s Services is pleased to announce The 2014 Winter Learning Challenge is ready for take-off!

This self-paced Learning Challenge is intended to help children up to age 14 stay engaged in learning activities during the winter break. The Challenge consists of the following:

  • Read for 20 minutes a day for at least 5 days
  • Discover new information about space by doing 1 activity
  • Create 1 story or piece of art

Learn about stars, moons, planets and more by visiting the Blast Off! Winter Learning Challenge Guide at starting on December 15. All children who complete the Challenge will be awarded a prize book.

Children are eligible to receive their logs in all libraries and it is also downloadable at starting December 15 and running through January 5, 2015.

The Winter Learning Challenge is supported with a generous grant from The Brinson Foundation through the Chicago Public Library Foundation and is available online and in all CPL locations. For more details, all Children’s Services at 312-747-4780 or email at