Frigid Weather Closes Two Library Branches
CHICAGO — The same bitter cold that continued to grip Chicago Tuesday forced the shutdown of two city library branches after staff returning from the Monday holiday found the buildings' heating systems not working.
Crews were working on the buildings' boilers Tuesday.
"It happens on occasion," Lednicer said. "Especially in some of our older buildings."
All branches were closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Chicago Public Library Facebook page reassured that "engineers are onsite" to turn the heat back on, which led one of the page's 17,000 followers to comment with a simple observation: "It is so cold."