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Building brains all summer long

Summer vacation has just begun. Long lazy days for children to chase the ice cream truck and play in the open fire hydrant, right? Not if they’re going hold on to what they learned during the school year. (Not to mention if there’s going to be water in the hydrant when your house is the […]

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Fight to Bring Back Fully Funded and Staffed Libraries Continues

With over 600 support letters on hand, librarians, library patrons, AFSCME and Occupy Chicago representatives rallied in front of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office in City Hall on Thursday, March 22 asking for all Chicago Public Library branches to become fully funded and staffed. Since October of 2011, librarians, residents and other supporters have been opposing […]

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Chicago Public Libraries to Re-Open Mondays, Commissioner Resigns

After announcing the closure of Chicago Public Libraries (CPL) branches on Mondays in early January, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Jan. 21 that he planned to re-open them for four hours Monday afternoons. The announcement aligns with the original 2012 mayoral budget that passed the Chicago City Council, keeping libraries open four hours on Monday. […]