According to a German study, Chicago's public library system is the best in the country, and third best in the world.
January 22 at 8:29 PM
Walter Loomis Newberry, namesake of the Newberry Library, funded the establishment of the library in his will on the condition that his daughters die "without issue."
December 16 at 12:53 AM
After the Chicago Fire, Queen Victoria of England donated 8,000 books to Chicago to replace the city library, which didn't yet exist.
December 2 at 11:03 PM
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