Chicago Public Library
In introducing a new team to head up the Chicago Public Library system, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said libraries need to think forward as technology constantly changes.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey announced Saturday that branch locations of the Chicago Public Library will be open on Monday afternoons starting February 6.
The union representing frontline library employees is all but rejecting a letter from aldermen Edward Burke (14th) and Brendan Reilly (42nd) asking workers to make a sacrifice to preserve library hours.
Two Chicago aldermen have a proposal to end the dispute over the closing of the city’s public libraries on Mondays.
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget passed, an agreement had ensured that Chicago public libraries would close only on Monday and Friday mornings. But that has now changed.
While almost all government agencies and offices will be closed this Friday for Veterans Day, there is one exception.
It was reading time and protest time for more than 100 city librarians and supporters Monday morning at a rally outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall.
Aldermen at Friday’s City Council budget hearings said they hope there’s some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
An experiment at the Harold Washington Library Center could change the way your neighborhood library looks in the future.
Smile Kindle users. You can now check out electronic books from the Chicago Public Library.
The Chicago Public Library is breaking records this year with its citywide Summer Reading Program.
Chicago Public Library officials say—after a long wait—people who use the Kindle e-reader will soon be able to borrow library books too.
All Chicago Public Library branches will be closed Wednesday for staff training.