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Mayor Rahm Emanuel with new library commissioner Brian Bannon and Linda Johnson Rice, head of Johnson Publications. She is the mayor's choice to replace Jayne Thompson as Library Board chairman. Bannon is replacing longtime commissioner Mary Dempsey. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Names Tech Expert As New Library Commissioner

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.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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Aldermen Concerned About Library Budget Cuts

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.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

People test a Kindle 2 after a press conference unveiling latest version of Amazon's popular electronic reader, the Kindle, in New York on Feb. 9, 2009. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Library Books On Kindle By End Of Year In Chicago

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.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011