My Very Own Library

The Study and My Very Own Library Partner

The Study at the University of Chicago  launches a month long initiative to support literacy access with My Very Own Library.  Starting next month, all guests and supporters of books and literacy on the southside of Chicago will be able to donate and every donation will be matched dollar for dollar by The Study Hotel at the University of Chicago.  Also, several students and families from the community submitted entries to have a custom designed bookmark and our three winners were Selah M, Cosby M. and Dominic D from the Greater Bronzeville community.  Please join us as we celebrate our young people and celebrate books and reading along with The Study at the University of Chicago.  If you would like to donate, please go to the following link. Please make sure to place in the notes and special instructions that this was through The Study!

World Read Aloud Day Read Aloud 2022

The University of Chicago My Very Own Library Program

World Read Aloud Day Celebration

6pm CST Read Aloud

Register with this link.


We will be joined this evening by several guest readers from around Chicago, from the university community, from the Greater Bronzeville community with special guest reader:


Theanne Griffith is a neuroscientist and the author of the STEM-themed chapter book series, The Magnificent Makers. Since she was a little girl, she’s loved both storytelling and science. Her books blend these two passions, taking young readers on out of this world adventures they’ll never forget. The first four books in her series, How to Test a Friendship, Brain Trouble, Riding Sound Waves, and The Great Germ Hunt are currently available wherever books are sold. The fifth book in The Magnificent Makers series, Race Through Space, will be available on February 21, 2022. She also co-writes the non-fiction series, Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files, which accompanies the Netflix animated series, Ada Twist, Scientist. Theanne received her BA in neuroscience and Spanish from Smith College and earned her doctorate in neuroscience from Northwestern University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of California Davis.