CHICAGO (CBS) — The City of Chicago announced Wednesday it will build a new, state-of-the-art library at Altgeld Gardens, in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority.
Chicago Library Commissioner Brian Bannon said the new library will be built on Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) owned land at 130th Street near Ellis Avenue.
“The new facility will offer some of the traditional library services that we have all come to know and love, books and computers, technology and children’s programming” Bannon said. “But we will also have a digital media lab for teens.”
Chicago Housing Authority CEO, Eugene Jones said the library will have programs for both youth and families, including workforce programs for adults, WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.