Chicago Public Library To Eliminate Overdue Fines, Wipe Out Existing DebtsThe Chicago Public Library will eliminate all late fines starting Tuesday – and wipe out all users’ existing fines – becoming the largest public library system in the U.S. to go fine-free.
$5M Grant To Pay For Chicago Library Branch At Obama CenterThe MacArthur Foundation plans a $5 million grant to create a new Chicago Public Library branch at the Obama Presidential Center.
Should Book Choices Be Private? Harold Washington Library Patron Calls For ChangeA Chicago woman is accusing the Harold Washington Library of failing to protect the privacy of its patrons—and the library is responding tonight.
Mayor Emanuel Drops Plan To Sell Mural Worth Millions"It just seemed like a way of exploiting the work of artists in the city for short-term gain in a really shortsighted kind of way."
Obama Center To Have Chicago Public Library BranchObama Foundation executive director Robbin Cohen says having a public library branch would attract local residents to make use of the presidential center and give residents reason to keep returning.
Celebrate African-American History Month With Chicago Public LibraryMore than 40 events, workshops and programs will mark the month, which honors the culture, history and achievements of African Americans. All are free to the public.
Emanuel, City Officials Break Ground On Branch Library ProjectsMayor Emanuel announced the beginning of construction on three co-located housing and library developments being built across the city.
Whitney Young Library Getting $12 Million MakeoverPublic Library Director Brian Bannon says the new facility will feature an early learning play space and a high-tech media lab for teenagers.
CPL, Operation Warm Giving Away Coats SundayChicago Public Library and Operation Warm will give away 150 new winter coats to kids at the Chicago Lawn branch.
New Chicago Municipal ID To Function As Transit, Library CardThe City Clerk’s office will oversee the program, and the CTA will provide blank Ventra cards to make the 3-in-1 card possible.
New Children's Library Opens At Harold Washington LibraryThe remodeled children's library was designed to encourage learning through play.
Chicago Public Library To Receive African American History Digital Archive This SummerThe History Makers, the Nation’s largest African American video oral history archive, is making its collection available on-line through the Chicago Public Library starting this summer.
Architects Selected To Design New Library And Housing FacilitiesThree architecture firms were announced that will design new Chicago Public Library branches that are co-located with housing facilities.
Chicago Public Library Shares African American History With Digital ArchiveThe Chicago Public Library launched a digital archive representing African American "History Makers."
CTA, Chicago Public Library Partner To Offer Free Content For RidersMayor Emanuel announced Sunday a new partnership between Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Public Library.