The Galewood-Mont Clare branch library is going to get a drop box.
That's the report from the Galewood Residents Organization, which organized an effort Monday to call attention to the library's shortcomings by checking out every book in the library.
As noted in Monday's post, the library has been situated in a room in a Park District field house since it lost its storefront quarters three years ago.
The GRO said 251 people checked out books on Monday, 25 times more than an average day at the branch. The average number of books checked out was 16, although many people checked out the maximum of 30. Some people checked out books and then handed them right back as a symbolic gesture.
So far, though, the only concrete gain is that the Chicago Public Library has agreed to install a drop box so patrons can return materials in the evening and on weekends.
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