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The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27.

In honor of Pride Month this June, the Library will be collecting supplies to support Brave Space Alliance’s crisis pantry located at 9 N. Cicero. 

Brave Space Alliance is a black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ center located on the south side of Chicago, and designed to create and provide affirming and culturally competent services for the entire LBBTQ+ community of Chicago.

Please drop supplies off at the Info Desk on the main level during the Library’s open hours or send supplies through an Amazon Wish List. Questions? Email

Most Requested Items 

  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fish, like salmon and tuna(pull back tab)
  • Canned Meat, like Vienna Sausages and SPAM (pull back tab)
  • Granola Bars
  • Canned fruit
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste/ Mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Body Wash / Lotion

Dry Goods

  • Dry / Canned Beans
  • Dry Rice / Flavored Rice
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Vegetables (Corn, Green Beans, Sweet Peas, Mixed Veggies)
  • Canned/Cupped Fruit
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Tuna
  • Oatmeal / Cereal
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Crackers
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Snacks (Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks, Trail Mix)
  • Bottled Water

Personal Care Items

  • Bar Soap/Body Wash
  • Body Lotion
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Hand Soap / Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper / Paper Towels
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