Berwyn Public Library

Berwyn Public Library - 2701 S. Harlem Ave Perhaps best known for the Spindle (RIP) and mentions on Svengoolie, Berwyn, Illinois is a nice little suburb of 56,000 people located in Cook County. Their library, the Thomas G. Shaughnessy Center, is named after the former mayor of Berwyn (serving from 1993-2005), who centralized the city's... Continue Reading →


Two Little Free Libraries in Edgewater

This relatively new project has already taught me a number of things, including just how many Little Free Libraries there are in the Chicago area! We recently moved from San Diego, which, I though, had a good number of LFLs, but now it's clear just how few they have in comparison. I work a few... Continue Reading →

Forest Park Public Library

Forest Park Public Library - 7555 Jackson Blvd. Back in 2009 I moved to Forest Park, a suburb on the western edge of Chicago. I didn't have many people around and was working from home so spent even more time than normal (which is a good amount to begin with) going to the library -... Continue Reading →

The Book Table – Oak Park

The Book Table - 1045 Lake St. Oak Park Still waiting to hear about our apartment in West Ridge, we ventured out to bookstores in the area, the first being The Book Table in Oak Park. The store, which labels itself as "Fiercely Independent Since 2003," is on the main drag on Lake Street, across... Continue Reading →

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