Library Hall (shared last week) gave way to the Carnegie Library on the corner o…

2020-01-30 20:22:01

Library Hall (shared last week) gave way to the Carnegie Library on the corner of 4th Ave and Kimbark St., which was completed in 1913 and served Longmont for 59 years.

Andrew Carnegie's approach to seeding libraries in small towns focused on sustainability: he would provide the building, but the city or town had to commit to staffing and materials for some number of years in order to receive a grant. Carnegie knew that residents, once they had a library, would continue to support it as a vital part of a thriving community.

Our Library is at another crossroads now, as the City considers the purpose of the Library and how much funding to apportion to it. PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY AND SHARE YOUR OPINIONS. http://bit.ly/LibraryFuture

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