On Wednesday, March 6 a press conference was held to officially open the newly renovated Humboldt Park library. The renovations took nearly a year and were the result of the efforts of many community organizations and leaders including the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. At the press conference both Alderman Roberto Maldonado and Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke stressing the importance of the library to further our community’s development. The PRCC’s Jose Lopez was also acknowledged as a leader of the community at the press conference.
The Humboldt Park Library opened with a 5,000 square foot addition featuring a reading room with 35 new computers. The library now also holds a YOUmedia digital learning space that will give our community’s children the opportunity to develop digital and STEM based skills.