Bradbury was born in Waukegan in 1920 and often spoke of the hours he spent at the city's library before his family moved to Los Angeles when he was a teenager. He died in 2012. He wrote hundreds of works, including "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles."
The $125,000 project was financed primarily through donations.
Information from: Lake County News-Sun, http://newssun.chicagotribune.com/