Chicago public libraries are set to reopen on Monday afternoons this coming week. Chicago Public Library branch locations will open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays during the Chicago Public Schools academic year.
“By opening branch libraries on Monday afternoons, we are providing students with a comfortable, safe place to study after school, while also making resources available to other patrons six days a week,” said Mayor Emanuel. “As Mayor, I’ve put children and education first and I will continue to ensure libraries are available to students after school.”
As we reported last week, AFSCME, the union representing library employees, wants the mayor to reopen Chicago Public Library branch locations seven days a week and is also calling for the rehiring of some 100 laid off workers.
The Harold Washington Library, Harold Sulzer Regional Library, and Woodson Regional Library will remain open seven days a week.