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Gerber/Hart announces move to Rogers Park
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2012-03-06

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The Gerber/Hart Library, Chicago's LGBT library and archives, has announced that it will move to Rogers Park at the end of April.

The library announced the move via email to its listserv. The new location is in Clark Point Plaza, 6500 N. Clark Street.

"In 1998 we moved to the Granville location knowing that we would eventually outgrow the space," said Board President Karen Sendziak, in a statement. "Our needs have changed and the library board feels that the time has come to move."

The announcement comes after more than a month of silence on the fate of the library, after Windy City Times first reported that its current location was for rent. WCT has reported that questions remain about why the library decided to move and whether or not it is complying with its bylaws.

According to the organization's mailing sent March 6, "the new space is being constructed to ensure the utmost fulfillment of Gerber/Hart's mission as a library, an archives and a cultural center. The space will offer a sitting area and a meeting room that also will serve as an exhibit gallery. Two rooms are being designed and constructed to protect and preserve the library's archives and special collections."

Windy City Times will update as details become available.


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