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The Katie Brown Memorial Library

The Katie Brown Memorial Library is dedicated to the memory of Katie Brown, a teacher candidate in DePaul University’s College of Education. Katie had a passion for learning and literature. She also had a gift for engaging and fostering a love for literacy in children, and hoped to share her passion through teaching at the elementary level.

Katie Brown Memorial Library

A natural educator, Katie’s passion and joy was to help children discover the marvels of learning. Preparing for the classroom, she found great pleasure in introducing young minds to the adventures that were to be found in children’s literature. She was dedicated to and loved by the third graders at Saint Benedict School.

Katie battled and ultimately lost her life to cystic fibrosis. Her family hopes that this library will give other teacher candidates the resources that will facilitate excellence in their teaching careers. Through this initiative, pre-service teachers have access to a collection of quality, award-winning children’s literature to use during their training, continuing the work that was so dear to Katie’s heart. 

Access the Library 

The Katie Brown Memorial Library contains over 850 titles, with many titles featuring multiple copies. Genres include Children’s Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Stories for Overcoming Obstacles, Informative Nonfiction, Biographies, Historical Fiction and Nonfiction, Poetry and Theatre, Classic Literature, and Graphic Novels. The library also houses a large collection of bilingual books. 

The Katie Brown Memorial Library is located within the College of Education, outside the Academic Success Center (Room 270). If you are interested in checking out a book, please visit the Academic Success Center Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and bring your official DePaul ID. Questions? Email the ​ Academic Success Center.

Katie Brown Memorial Library

How To Donate

The Katie Brown Memorial Library accepts donations for the purchase of books each academic year. To donate, please send donations to:

DePaul University
Attn: Dr. Sally Julian
College of Education
2247 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614 ​