April 24, 2014

Statement From Mayor Rahm Emanuel On The Chicago Public Library Receiving The National Medal For Museum And Library Service

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“This honor is a ringing endorsement of the new chapter that we are writing in the great story of the Chicago Public Library and it is another confirmation of a recent study that named Chicago home to the best library system in America. The modern Chicago Public Library is one that brings the cutting edge technology and digital resources of the 21st century right into the hands of our students and residents – from offering the innovative 3D Maker Lab to interactive YouMedia centers to what is now the most comprehensive homework assistance program of any library system in the country and is available in both Spanish and English. I want to congratulate Commissioner Brian Bannon, the staff and volunteers of CPL for making Chicago’s libraries not just a place where students and the community can share knowledge of the past, but where they can shape the future.”

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