About This Library
Jeffery Manor Branch opened in February 1999, replacing a storefront at 2435 E. 100th Street. The branch has a reading garden and features the artwork “Only a Book Away” by Quinton Elston Foreman and “Table Stories” by Marva Lee Pitchford Jolly. The pieces were funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program.
Jeffery Manor obtained its name from its proximity to Jeffery Boulevard and Merrionette Manor, areas developed by Robert Merrion as a result of the increased demand for housing after World War II.
The South Deering Traveling Library offered library service before storefront library services began in 1969.