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Please email us or post to the Facebook event page with any questions, media requests, or if you’d like to help out!

the “Check Out” campaign in the media:

Mission (partly) accomplished: Drop box for library
(April 2, 2013) Thomas Frisbie, Chicago Sun-Times

Why a Chicago branch library may have no books today
(April 1, 2013) Thomas Frisbie, Chicago Sun-Times

Mass book borrowing at Galewood–Mont Clare Library
(April 11, 2013) Jake Malooley, TimeOut Chicago

Seeking Bigger Library, Montclare Residents ‘Check Out’ Hundreds of Books
(April 2, 2013) Tanveer Ali, Chicago

Community Demands New Galewood-Montclare Library
(April 2, 2013) Ashlee Rezin, Progress Illinois

Montclare Library
(April 2, 2013) Ashley LaMar,


Chicago Public Library:

2011 Annual Report
Circulation/usage statistics
Library card info

Galewood-Montclare branch:

Address: 6871 W. Belden Avenue, 60707
Phone: (312) 746-0165

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CPL and elected officials:

Tell your elected officials know the Galewood-Montclare library must have a new location! We have waited patiently for 3 years for the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors to figure out a new location. Now is the time for them to act! Please contact your city and state representatives as well as CPL Commissioner Bannon and ask them for a new library. Let them know the library is small and inadequate, has no WiFi or computers, no programming and has no evening or weekend hours.

Below is a list with as much contact information available including social media sites where they have accounts. If we do no nothing then we will get nothing, if we work together we will succeed.

Commissioner Brian Bannon Email
Chicago Public Library
400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 747-4090

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Website, Facebook, Twitter
121 N LaSalle Street, Chicago City Hall 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
311 or (312) 744-5000, (312) 744-8045 (fax)

Alderman Deborah Graham (29th) Email, Website, Facebook
5755 West Division Street, Chicago, IL 60651
(708) 445-9520, (708) 445-9521 (fax)

Alderman Nicholas Sposato (36th) Email, Website, Facebook
6934 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL 60707
(773) 836-0036, (773) 622-4601 (fax)

Rep. Luis Arroyo (3rd) Email, Website, Twitter
4909 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 637-2000, (773) 637-2002 (fax)

Rep. Camille Y Lilly (78th) Email, Website, Facebook
5755 W. Division, Chicago, IL 60651
(708) 445-9520, (708) 445-9521 (fax)

Sen. Don Harmon (39th) Email, Website, Facebook
6933 W. North Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-2002, (708) 848-2022 (fax)

Galewood-Montclare Library in the media:

Galewood-Montclare Library Closing
(June 18, 2010)

Library Update – Good News
(June 25, 2012)

Galewood residents may soon check out new library
(Jan 12, 2011) Medill Reports