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When one door closes another one opens.

Our work continues. Please read on.

The Library Media Project closed our Sunnyside Avenue office on the last day of April 2007. For the past 19 years, beginning in 1988 as the MacArthur Foundation Library Video Project, we have had the honor of assisting U.S. librarians with their media collection development
on a wide range of important subjects.

We are continuing to work on securing funding for an urgently needed educational project on Our Environment and the Climate Crisis. Our new office location can be found on our contact page.
If you have any questions, please email us at

Our mission is to foster the public discourse that is central to our democracy
one library at a time.

Thomas Jefferson observed, "Information is the currency of democracy". It is an honor to contribute to these thousands of "information banks" - our country's libraries located in communities, big and small and in between, in all of the 50 states.

It was our good fortune to work with thousands of dedicated librarians who vigilantly keep the doors to free, accessible information available for so many millions in our country. Their life's work is central to the very heart of our democracy: informed public debate.

We have been honored to have worked with so many remarkable, innovative and thoughtful librarians. They are, and always will be, our heroes.

With luck, and funding from an angel or two, we'll be able to continue our work
to foster critically important informed public discourse throughout America.

Our Funders

See our history on Google Video!

The Library Media Project is most grateful for the kind support of the following funders

City of Chicago: City Arts Program

The Chernoff Family Fund

Chicago Community Trust

Juan M. Cordova

Illinois Arts Council

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

McCormick Tribune Foundation

Retirement Research Foundation

The Library Media Project in most grateful for the financial contributions from over 436 public, academic and school libraries who have participated in our current curated collection. These libraries are located in 43 states.

Their purchases help to support our general operating expenses.

Please visit our eBay fundraiser.

The Library Media Project
1807 West Sunnyside Avenue, Suite 2A
Chicago, Illinois 60640

501(c)(3) non profit corporation
Federal ID # 36-4127762

Alec Anderson

Pictured is young Alec Anderson, our favorite fundraiser, with his donation box at the corner of South University Ave and East 56th Street by the University of Chicago.

Alec raised over $15 in donations of nickels, dimes, quarters, and even dollars, for the Library Media Project. And people say this is a cynical world. Not with Alec in it. Thank you, Alec. And thanks to all of your kind donors in Hyde Park.

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