September 2, 2014

Chicago: Mayor Puts More Teachers in Libraries to Help Kids with Homework

From the Chicago Sun-Times: Struggling students will soon have an easier time getting one-on-one help with their homework and vexing science projects at Chicago Public libraries. Teacher in the Library, a popular and privately-funded program serving 58,000 kids each year at 57 libraries, is being expanded next fall to the 21 libraries without it, thanks […]

Pilot Project: New Chicago High School Will House Public Library

From the AP: When the Wall-to-Wall International Baccalaureate School opens in 2013, it will house a full-service library that’ll be open to both students and members of the Back of the Yards community. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the new facility will become an anchor in a neighborhood that has been without a library for a […]

Chicago Public Libary: Mayor Emanuel to Announce Plan to Reopen Libraries on Mondays

From the Chicago Sun-Times: The mayor has accused the union representing library employees of blocking a scheduling change that would have averted the all day Monday closing because they’re using libraries as a “bargaining chip” to “achieve something else.” But, he’s not about to sit around and wait for the stalemate with the American Federation […]