Chicago Public Library - Manning

6 S. Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 746-6800


Mabel Manning Branch was dedicated December 10, 1994, replacing a small reading room in Rockwell Gardens Housing Project. The branch was named after Mabel Manning, a community activist considered by many to be the "mayor" of the Near West Side. Known locally as the "flower lady," she grew flowers in the empty lots around her home and gave them to community residents. Mable Manning was instrumental in the achievement of a 16-point neighborhood revitalization agreement reached by the city.

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Venues, Libraries

  • 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 - Manning: From the Parents


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