About Richard J. Daley Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Bridgeport
  • Canaryville
  • Chinatown
  • Bronzeville
  • McKinley Park


  • Richard J. Daley Branch was dedicated February 1, 1989.
  • The branch is named for Mayor Richard J. Daley (1902-1976) , who was a lifelong resident of the Bridgeport community.
    • Daley served six terms as mayor, from April 20, 1955 until he died in office on December 20, 1976.


  • a mural entitled “Read, Learn, Discover” by 2012 Summer Reading Program volunteers
  • “Art of Picture Books” by Anonymous
  • Richard J. Daley Branch also features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
    • a sculpture by Gordon Powell
    • a relief by Della Seigenthaler
    • drawings by Allan Winkler