Oriole Park Branch Library

7454 West Balmoral

LEED Certified

“Libraries are community anchors, and they contribute immeasurably to the quality of life in our neighborhoods. That’s why my administration has placed such a high priority on libraries, even at a time when budgets are very tight.” Mayor Richard M. Daley

The new 14,000-square-foot branch facility, which replaced a storefront library, cost $5 million. It was dedicated June 22, 2004.

The new Oriole Park Library features a comprehensive collection of materials for adults, teens and children, officials said, including Internet access, more than 40 electronic databases, books on tape, newspapers and periodicals. A community room and expanded parking also are planned, and the library will be fully accessible to people with disabilities.