Claude Covington

Interview Date: January 10, 2017
Interview Location: Morton Grove Public Library
Interviewer: Chad Comello
Transcriber: Elizabeth Ceisel
Duration: 30 minutes


Claude Covington has lived in Morton Grove for about 31 years. Originally from West Virginia, he served in the army during the Vietnam War before moving to Chicago with his family for work.

Claude was the head of maintenance at Morton Grove Public Library for 18 years. Along with reflections from his upbringing, Claude recalled his eventful first year at the library, which included major flooding in the building and a raccoon that got into the building’s walls, and what he’s been up to since retiring in 2015.