About This Library
Uptown Branch opened and was dedicated June 5, 1993. The architectural style is a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School of Architecture.
The branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program, including an untitled oil on canvas by Nancy Chunn.
The “Not So Secret Garden” opened in September 1998. A notable feature of the reading garden is the storytelling throne designed by Phil Schuster of the Chicago Public Arts Group. In 1998, the garden won Mayor Richard M. Daley’s landscape awards contest for best new garden, and in 1999 it won in the public garden category.