Douglass Library’s New Book Club

Douglass Library’s New Book Club

After a year of closure and $2.15 million in renovations, North Lawndale’s local library has reopened. The Douglass Branch Library, famously named after Frederick Douglass, used to welcome in readers from the neighborhood with pride. But in 2017, the community noticed that the library was beginning to fall apart. Community members pushed for its redesign after the library suffered a safety issue due to its ongoing deterioration.   Image Via Free Spirit Media There was a lot to be done in order to make sure the space was usable “for people to come together to collaborate, work on homework, read, …

9 Great Ways to Support Your Local Library

9 Great Ways to Support Your Local Library

Book Culture

Don’t we all just adore public libraries? The old buildings, the selection, the smell of aging books. It’s a deeply comforting environment, and then when you leave, you can take books with you! They’re warm in the winter, they’re just about everywhere, and they’re full of possibilities. What can we do to give back a little?   Check Out Books Image via Mother Nature Network And really, how can you help yourself? I walk into the library thinking I’ll just take a look around, but I always leave with more books than I can carry. If it’s bad weather or …