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Skokie Public Library History

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Skokie Public Library’s permanent art collection began in the late 1960s and has grown steadily since then from a small collection of paintings by emerging Chicago artists to an eclectic mix of large-scale sculptures, paintings, prints, and tapestries from local, national, and international artists. Through a combination of gifts from generous private donors and assisting funds from the Illinois Arts Council, each work of art in the library enlivens the walls and courtyards of this award-winning building, providing visitors with visual inspiration.

This digital collection provides you with a virtual tour of the items in our collection.

For more information about individual works, select from the gallery below or select specific locations from the menu above.

The entire second floor of the library closed on December 23, 2019. During Renovation 2020, many of the library's artworks will not be on display.

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