- Altgeld Gardens
- Altgeld Branch is located in the Altgeld Gardens, a public housing project built in 1945.
- The housing project was named for Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld, who held office from 1893 to 1897.
- President Obama discusses community work he did in the Altgeld community in his book Dreams from My Father.
- The branch shares a building with Carver Elementary/Phillis Wheatley Child Parent Center.