Sauganash Community Library
Hi, everyone!We are the 6th grade class in the Sauganash Elementary School in the Sauganash neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. Our class has the privilege of doing the ABC project, which is a program where students identify a problem in their community and then work to solve it. Well, we also have a problem in our community, and that is lack of a library. Our nearest library is in Edgebrook, 1.2 miles away and right on Devon Ave, an extremely busy street. To walk or bike to the Edgebrook library we would have to cross the I-94 interstate exit and entrance ramps, which is very dangerous. Our goal is to raise awareness in hopes to build a Sauganash community library, which will be open to students from Sauganash School, Queen of All Saints School, as well as anyone else in the city who wants to come and have a quiet place to read, think, or do research.
We have created this petition in hopes of convincing the Alderman and Mayor to help us fund a Sauganash community library. But, what some people don't see in a library, is that it is not just the books. A library provides a safe place for kids to go after school if a parent is not home, it provides a place where kids can get homework help if their parents are not around, and a place that kids can go where there is a librarian who knows them and can help them with things from homework to science fair projects. And the best thing about our proposed library is, the whole Sauganash community can walk or bike there. We will not have to ask our parents if they can drive us to the library, we will ask them if we can walk there. We would really appreciate your support in our campaign to get a Sauganash community library.