Read/Write Library is the only organization in the world dedicated to putting control of the narrative into the hands of the people who live it.
We need your gift to assemble Chicago's whole past, present and future and to reach out and teach more libraries how to do this in their communities.
Everyone has unique knowledge and expertise, especially about the cities they call home. We can't leave it up to institutions alone to write our historical record. We honor and work alongside the city's everyday record keepers and record creators — young artists, self-published writers, world-changing and block-changing activists, journalists of all media, armchair historians — to actively combat toxic messages; identify and fill in gaps and blindspots; and counter lack of representation by lifting up contributions from people of all ages, backgrounds, education levels, and languages.
When you give to Read/Write Library, you give to community. You give to access. You give to visibility. You give to connection. You give to Chicago.
Other Ways to Donate
To send a check, please make it out to Read/Write Library and mail it to:
914 N. California, Unit #5
Chicago, IL 60622
If you are using a donor-advised fund or require more information to look us up, our full registered name is:
Chicago Underground Library NFP
Tax ID: 27-0791563
We have a dba on file with the state of Illinois to operate as Read/Write Library
For questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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