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Daley continues farewell tour, cuts ribbon at new library

Friday, May 06, 2011

The thank you farewell tour continued for Mayor Daley Friday as he performed one of his last ceremonial duties as mayor -- cutting the ribbon on a new public library.

The new Dunning Library is the 57th library that has been built since Daley took office. He said he takes pride in Chicago being the leading city in the country in the building of public libraries.

This new branch is 89,000 square feet, and is equipped with 500,000 new books and 20 computers. It was also built to be environmentally-friendly.

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