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 →

CPL – Bezazian Branch

CPL - Bezazian Branch - 1226 W. Ainslie St. Serving Uptown and Edgewater, the Bezazian Branch of the Chicago Public Library​ opened at 1226 W. Ainslie Street on January 26, 1957. It features a display of photos of the neighborhood in the 1970s, as well as a mural painted by local children. Our favorite feature,... Continue Reading →

CPL – Edgewater Branch

CPL - Edgewater Branch - 6000 N. Broadway Good morning! Apologies for not posting more, the recent icy cold has forced us inside, but we're back and exploring all things literary related in the city! Today we're looking at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.Located at 6000 N. Broadway, the Edgewater Branch opened... Continue Reading →

Oak Park Public Library (Dole Branch)

Oak Park Public Library (Dole Branch) – 255 Augusta St. Recently we headed out west to check out the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library. (Check out our posts profiling the main Oak Park Library and it's connection to Ernest Hemingway). The smallest of the three OPPL branches, the Dole Branch opened in... 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 →

CPL – Austin-Irving Branch

CPL - Austin-Irving Branch - 6100 W. Irving Park Rd Hello fellow book friends! Today we're checking out the Austin-Irving branch of the Chicago Public Library. Opened on December 8, 2001, the 15,500 square foot building serves the residents of Portage Park. They seem to have a train theme, with a model railroad in the... Continue Reading →

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