Purple Little Free Library in West Ridge

Little Free Library - N. Maplewood Ave & W. Arthur Ave Anyone else getting to know their neighborhood better these days? We've been in West Ridge about 10 months now and I thought we knew all the nearby streets but yesterday we stumbled onto a Little Free Library that was totally new to us -... Continue Reading →

Cook Park Library (Libertyville)

Cook Park Library - 413 N. Milwaukee (Libertyville) Located at 413 N. Milwaukee Ave, Cook Park Library is part of the Cook Memorial Public Library District. It has a huge, inviting, extremely well organized children's section. In fact, the whole place is very user friendly, and may just be the nicest library of its size... Continue Reading →

The Armadillo’s Pillow

The Armadillo's Pillow - 6753 N. Sheridan Rd. Growing up my bedroom was the only place I felt safe. I spent hours and hours by myself, covering every inch of it with painting, writings, and all sorts of random things until it felt wholly and completely mine. It could not exist anywhere else or have... Continue Reading →

Heirloom Books

Heirloom Books - 6239 N. Clark St. Every morning on my way to work I would pass Heirloom Books on Clark Street in Edgewater and say "I need to go in there sometime." We finally made it and I'm glad we did - it's a charming, winding used bookstore packed with great stuff. Stopping first... Continue Reading →

CPL – Rogers Park Branch

CPL - Rogers Park Branch - 6907 N. Clark Street Took a trip to check out the nearby Rogers Park branch of the Chicago Public Library and found a warm neighborhood spot. First established by the Roger's Park Women's Club in 1894 on Clark Street, the current space opened on June 8, 1999. The parking... Continue Reading →

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