Petition Closed

Build a new Galewood Montclare Library

This petition had 541 supporters


The residents of Galewood and Montclare neighborhoods in Wards 29 and 36 call on the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors and the Mayor to build a new Galewood Montclare Library Branch.  

Our current facility is a 400 square foot, one-room location with limited business hours in our Rutherford Sayre park field house.  It is not large enough to provide reasonable access to computers, programs that allow community members to come together, or even a place for more than a couple of people to sit.  The room is right next to the gym which makes it noisy and impractical for studying.

Our residents deserve a library to help strengthen our diverse community, provide children with a safe place to learn valuable life skills and engage in the arts.   Our children need access to homework support and reading programs that help bridge the economic gap in academic performance.  It would help our local businesses by providing business resources such as meeting spaces, access to computers and librarians.

Our neighborhoods lost their full service branch in 2010, it is time to correct this. Our Committee for a New Galewood Montclare Library is prepared to work with Chicago Public Library Board of Directors on site selection and logistics.

We call on our Library Leadership to build a better library space for the Galewood Montclare Neighborhoods and bring these programs and services back to us!

 



Today: The Committee for a New Galewood Montclare Library is counting on you

The Committee for a New Galewood Montclare Library needs your help with “Rahm Emanuel: Build a new Galewood-Montclare Library”. Join The Committee for a New Galewood Montclare Library and 540 supporters today.