About McKinley Park Branch

Neighborhood Served

  • McKinley Park


  • McKinley Park Branch was dedicated June 11, 1994.
  • The community and the library are named for the first park developed on the South Side, in 1901. The park was named for President William McKinley (1843-1901).


  • McKinley Park Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
  • a mural entitled “Seasons Pursuing Each Other” by Amy Yoes
  • a cotton textile entitled “Park, Past Through Present” by Elizabeth Kuhn
  • a sculpture entitled “Dervish Revisited” by Leslie Scruggs