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Uptown Branch Library Closing April 25 For Repairs

The Chicago Public Library's Uptown branch will be closed for about two weeks.

Uptown library branch at 929 W. Buena Ave.
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UPTOWN — The Uptown Branch Library will close later this month for repairs.

The library at 929 W. Buena Ave. will be closed April 25-May 6 for routine maintenance, according to a spokesperson from the Mayor’s Office. Upgrades will include new paint and carpeting, and replaced lighting.

A flyer sent out by the Chicago Public Library said the building would be closed until at least June, but a City Hall spokesperson said the timeline for the improvements is about two weeks. The closure includes book drops.

The Chicago Public Library is asking Uptown customers to use the Bezazian Branch Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., or the Merlo Branch, 644 W. Belmont Ave.

The Uptown Library opened in 1993, with its design a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School of Architecture. Its “not so secret” garden has won multiple landscaping and gardening awards.

Updates about the renovations to the library will be posted to its website.

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