The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Forest Park Public Library is a medium-sized library serving the 16,000 residents of the VIllage of Forest Park. We offer a full range of collections, services and programs for ages from toddler through senior citizen, making us the only lifetime educational institution in town.

Our vision is that we will provide the opportunity to read, discover, and learn for a lifetime. In fulfillment of this vision, we have a mission to "... meet the lifelong learning needs of our diverse community by growing our patronage and collections, enhancing services, programs and staff, and maintaining fiscal stability. Please visit our website to learn more about how we strive to serve our public.

As part of the Burnham Plan Centennial, the Forest Park Public Library is one of 67 venues hosting Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis, through September 30. For more information on this exhibit and the public programs associated with it throughout the region, click here.

Partner Category: Cultural Institution or Organization

Centennial Activities

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:00pm to 8:30pm

No Little Plans: The Roads of Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago

Forest Park Public Library

Burnham's plans encompassed more than just the city of Chicago!  We look at Burnham and Bennett’s concepts for road building that included grand boulevards as well as a system of radiating and encircling highways throughout Chicago and the suburbs. [MORE]

Forest Park Public Library

Open to the public:
Mon-Thu 9-9; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5


Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Boulevard
Forest Park, IL 60130
708-366-7293 (fax)
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Contact: Rodger Brayden, Director

The Burnham Plan Centennial
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