Chicago Public Library - Merlo

644 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

(312) 744-1139


Merlo Branch was rededicated December 8th, 1988, after undergoing a major renovation. In June 1993, John M. Merlo Branch, formerly the Lake View Branch, was renamed in memory of John Merlo, who was a local community leader and long-time Chicago politician. The two-story building was designed by City Architect, Paul Gerhardt; sculptor Abbott Pattison designed the frieze above the front entrance. The branch houses artworks by Martyl, Louise Papageorge, and Michael Ryan.

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday closed
    Monday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Chicago Public Library - Merlo: From the Parents


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