Richard M. Daley YOUmedia

The Richard M. Daley YOUmedia is located in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. Middle school students, come explore, create, collaborate, check out books, develop new skills and lead with us!

Contact Us

  • (312) 743-0555

Hours

  • Monday: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What We Do

You can borrow laptops, play videogames and use other digital media while in YOUmedia.

YOUmedia equipment is available for free with your valid Chicago Public Library card. First-timers need to sign up. Returning students just need to sign in.

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YOUmedia Staff Bios

Librarian

Erica

Since 2011, Erica has worked with tween and teens at the Richard M. Daley branch. She received her master of library and information science from Dominican University and has a bachelor of science in education from Loyola University. Her specialties include resumes and career culture, art, computers and technology, and her favorite activities include reading, writing, gaming, web design, photography, crafting and coding. If you're a library user, then you're cool in Erica's book.

YOUmedia Specialists

Bryce

Bryce is a YOUmedia specialist, artist, curator, storyteller and emcee. Bryce graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014 with a bachelor’s in fine arts with an emphasis in video and audio production. Bryce has performed at established and DIY venues across the city, most recently at Moe’s Tavern. His hobbies include going to live shows, eating, reading comic books, playing Dungeons & Dragons, writing rhymes and helping teens make music of their own. If you want to nerd out or talk music, stop by and say what’s up!

Roy

Roy is a library associate, YOUmedia specialist and emcee born and raised in Chicago. He graduated from DePaul University in 2009 with a bachelor’s in radio, television and film and hosted his own radio show during undergrad. He has performed in some of Chicago's best venues, including The Shrine, Lincoln Hall, Bottom Lounge and, most recently, Harold Washington Library Center. His hobbies include meditation (if that can be considered a hobby), attending live music shows, binge watching something on Netflix, writing, spending time with friends and traveling. He has released three independent albums and has been featured on Chicago radio stations and blogs such as Vocalo, WGCI, Fakeshoredrive, Bossip and the Chicago Reader. He is working on his fourth album and will be attending Dominican University.

Mentor

Diana

Diana has had many years of volunteering and interning in community and art organizations. After more than a year of CyberNavigating, she is happy to be a part of the YOUmedia team at the Richard M. Daley Branch. She earned her bachelor's in fine arts with a minor in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and enjoys drawing, photography, video and lowrider culture. If she's not talking about food (burgers), she loves talking about art with the teens.