Friday, August 7, 2009
Chatham Really Wants Its New Library to Mirror Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch and Nothing Less!!!
We, at the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, and all residents of Chatham, known widely as Chathamites, want and will demand nothing less for its community on the eve of the probable selection of the city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games for all the huge throngs of incoming journalists and tourists soon to be looking for an all-new information hub off the beaten path of the Olympic venues. At 15,500 square feet, the two-story full-service Bucktown-Wicker Park-style design for a new Whitney Young Branch will expand and enhance library services in a thriving residential, school and business community, which is exactly what Chatham is today. And so should our new library branch be "Olympic"-ready as well. We urge all Chatham residents to be vigilant for a Public Buildings Commission of Chicago Board of Directors Meeting, a public meeting on November 10, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. when this library plan will be presented, and to attend in large numbers.