These sweet prizes will be randomly awarded to readers who have earned raffle tickets. The more raffle tickets earned, the more chances you have to win!

Raffle tickets are earned for every $25 donated. The raffle ticket is earned by the individual who has contributed the donation.  

Reading Challenges earn raffle tickets.  

Prize winners will be announced at the finale virtual event on May 26, 2021. We will email all readers the link to the event. Readers do not have to be present to win but we would love to see you there!

Raffle Packages


“All That And a Bag of Chips”
(Value: $334+)

  • The Dawson - $100 Gift certificate to The Dawson ($100)
  • Fresh Market Place - $50 grocery gift certificate ($50)
  • Sputnik Roasters – a gift basket including coffee beans ($40)
  • One (1) copy of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by 2020 Carl Sandburg Literary Award honoree Isabel Wilkerson.
  • Mixed 6’s: a selection of 48 beers from local brewers including: Finch Beer Co, Illuminated Brew Works, Two Brothers Artisan Brewing, Pipeworks Brewing Co, and Marz Community Brewing (approx. value $144)
  • Tote bag from Off Color Brewery

“Party Time, Excellent”
(Value: $379+)

  • The Gage - $100 gift certificate to The Gage ($100)
  • Fresh Market Place - $50 grocery gift certificates ($50)
  • Veteran Roasters – a gift basket including coffee beans ($40)
  • Pizza City USA - signed copy of Pizza City USA by Steve Dolinsky ($25)
  • Amy’s Candy Bar - $20 gift certificate ($20)
  • One (1) signed copy of A Game of Thrones by 2019 Carl Sandburg Literary Award honoree George R.R. Martin
  • Mixed 6’s: a selection of 48 beers from local brewers including: Finch Beer Co, Illuminated Brew Works, Two Brothers Artisan Brewing, Pipeworks Brewing Co, and Marz Community Brewing (approx. value $144)

“Chi City, Fly City”
(Value: $514)

  • Chicago Botanic Garden - a Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden package ($131)
  • Chicago Bears - autographed ball #12 Allen Robinson II ($100)
  • One signed copy of A Game of Thrones by 2019 Carl Sandburg Literary Award honoree George R.R. Martin
  • Mixed 6’s: a selection of 24 beers from local brewers including: Finch Beer Co, Illuminated Brew Works, Two Brothers Artisan Brewing, Pipeworks Brewing Co, and Marz Community Brewing (approx. value $48)
  • 57th Street Books - tote bag with books and merchandise ($75)
  • Threadless - $75 gift certificate to Threadless ($75)
  • Princeton University Press – one (1) copy of the new Obama Portraits coffee table book ($25)
  • Tote bag from Revolution Brewery and one (1) t-shirt from Two Brothers Brewing.

“What’s the 3-1-2?”
(Value: $453+)

  • Chicago Architecture Center – one (1) 1-year dual membership ($110)
  • Chicago Bears - Chicago Bears helmet autographed by #94 Robert Quinn ($100)
  • Neighborly - Chicago print and $25 gift certificate ($100)
  • Mixed 6’s: a selection of 24 beers from local brewers including: Finch Beer Co, Illuminated Brew Works, Two Brothers Artisan Brewing, Pipeworks Brewing Co, and Marz Community Brewing (approx. value $48)
  • One (1) signed copy of Finna by 2020 21st Century Award honoree Nate Marshall
  • RAYGUN - EL Train Mug, America Needs Librarians notebook and enamel pin, and postcards ($30)
  • Women and Children First - $25 gift certificate ($25)
  • Two Brothers Brewing tote bag and two (2) t-shirts.

“For the Rugrats”
(Value: $520+)

  • Lillstreet Art Center - $100 gift certificate towards art camps or classes ($100)
  • Building Blocks Toy Store - ZOOB Mind-Building Modeling System 500 Piece Tote ($90)
  • Chicagoland Games - Ticket to Ride and Ex Libris board games ($100)
  • Uzma Chocolate -  one (1) chocolate hatbox that includes chocolate Legos, s’mores kit, six (6) piece chocolate box, two (2) chocolate bars, two (2) chocolate bombs, and two (2) marshmallows ($100)
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes - three bundtlet cake tower and a punch card for a free bundtlet once/month for a year ($80)
  • Fresh Market Place – one (1) $50 grocery gift certificates ($50)
  • Timeless Toys – assorted play items
  • Play Toys and Books – assorted play items

“For You and Your Boo”
(Value: $572+)

  • Lo & Sons - O.G. Overnight Bag ($226)
  • Out of Print - $100 gift certificate ($100)
  • Beautiful Rind – two (2) tickets to a virtual cheese course, excluding alcohol ($60)
  • Fresh Market Place - $50 grocery gift certificates ($50)
  • Big Shoulders Coffee – a gift basket including coffee beans ($40)
  • One (1) signed copy of A Game of Thrones by 2019 Carl Sandburg Literary Award honoree George R.R. Martin
  • Mixed 6’s: a selection of 24 beers from local brewers including: Finch Beer Co, Illuminated Brew Works, Two Brothers Artisan Brewing, Pipeworks Brewing Co, and Marz Community Brewing (approx. value $96)

“Maxin’ and Chillaxin’”
(Value: $1,300)

  • University of Chicago - tuition for one Open Enrollment course at the University of Chicago's Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Education ($435)
  • CrossTown Fitness – one (1) month unlimited classes and four (4) personal training sessions ($450)
  • Lo & Sons - Brookline bag ($198)
  • Zen Yoga Garage – one (1) month "Streaming with Benefits" membership (one-month unlimited livestreaming and replay classes + 1 IRL class) ($79)
  • Fresh Market Place - $50 grocery gift certificate ($50)
  • Mixed 6’s: a selection of 24 beers from local brewers including: Finch Beer Co, Illuminated Brew Works, Two Brothers Artisan Brewing, Pipeworks Brewing Co, and Marz Community Brewing (approx. value $96)

Thank you to our donors who contributed generously to these outstanding raffle prizes!

57th Street Books/Seminary Coop
Beautiful Rind
Big Shoulders Coffee
Building Blocks Toy Store
Chicago Architecture Center
Chicago Botanic Garden
CrossTown Fitness
Finch Beer Co.
Fresh Market Place

Illuminated Brew Works
Marz Community Brewing
Molson Coors
Nothing Bundt Cakes Chicago-Lincoln Park
Off Color Brewery
Out of Print: Bookish T-Shirts and Apparel
Pipeworks Brewing
Pizza City USA
Princeton University Press

RAYGUN
Revolution Brewing
Sputnik Roasters
The Gage Hospitality Group
Threadless
Twin Anchors
University of Chicago Graham School
Veteran Roasters
Zen Yoga Garage

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