Reading Chicago Reading

Who reads? What do they read? How do they read? These are questions essential to the study of literacy, yet fine-grained answers to these questions are difficult to come by, as noted in To Read or Not To Read, a 2007 report from the NEA. Our project Reading Chicago Reading represents a rare opportunity to seek empirical answers to these questions within a large metropolitan area, with a wide variety of texts, and across a great diversity of readers. Learn more...

Exploring Circulation Data

Thanks to the work of graduate student Hyunyou Choi, our circulation strip-chart tool has now been made interactive. This tool allows for the interactive visualization of the circulation patterns of the various “One Book, One Chicago” selections across different clusters of library branches and to highlight individual branches.

See below for an example. Follow this link to try it yourself: https://hyunyouchoi.shinyapps.io/BookCirculation_HY/