Illinois: “‘This was his dream’: Ray Bradbury’s Collection to Be Displayed at His Waukegan Childhood Library”
From The Daily Herald:
Famed author Ray Bradbury’s personal collection of books and artifacts will be preserved and showcased at what had been his childhood library and inspiration in his hometown of Waukegan.
About half his materials were donated upon his death in June 2012 to the Waukegan Public Library, but the bulk of the items have been in storage.
That will change when Bradbury’s books and other belongings are relocated to the long-vacant former Carnegie Library at Washington Street and Sheridan Road, which is undergoing a $13.5 million restoration and repurposing.
Plans involving the Waukegan History Museum at the Carnegie include the restoration of the children’s reading room, where Bradbury was a frequent visitor. There, his love of books and authors was nurtured and he was inspired to become a writer.
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See Also: Ray Bradbury Virtual Showcase (via Waukegan Public Library)
See Also: Waukegan History Museum at The Carnegie (via Luci Creative)
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