About Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Bucktown
  • Wicker Park


  • Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch opened July 10, 2006.
  • The name Bucktown dates to Polish immigrants who raised goats in the area, according to local lore.
  • Wicker Park takes its name from developers Charles and Joel Wicker, who donated a square for a public space.
  • The branch features environmentally sustainable construction under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.


  • Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
    • paintings entitled "Squandered Affection" and "Jewels Used for Conjuring Display" by Phyllis Bramson
    • a photo collage entitled "Period(of Time)" by Doug Fogelson
    • a mixed media piece entitled "Card Game" by John Himmelfarb
    • an installation entitled "Journeys" by Industry of the Ordinary (Adam Brooks and Matthew Wilson)