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Is there a Carnegie Library near you?

Post 61

Bluebottle

After 'Horrible Histories', 'Lousy Libraries' presumably...?

I agree that libraries are far, far more than book lending services. They are galleries, tourist information offices, museums, theatre booking agents, video rental shops and much, much, much more.

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Is there a Carnegie Library near you?

Post 62

Bluebottle

smiley - yikesSorry - posted to wrong thread!

Thanks for telling me about Reims - I'll add this at once!

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Is there a Carnegie Library near you?

Post 63

Florida Sailor

We have one near here http://www.stpete.org/mobile/Mirror_Lake_Library.asp

I have often driven by, it is still in operation, but I have personally always used the Main Branch, which is in the opposite direction.

If you can give me an idea of the sorts of things you are interested in I might stop by and see if anyone there knows anything about it.smiley - erm

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Is there a Carnegie Library near you?

Post 64

TRiG (Ireland) Trying to write, a little

The book The Curious Case of the Mayo Librarian, about an incident which almost brought down the Irish government, revolves around a Carnegie Library in Mayo, and the book includes a few interesting tidbits about how Carnegie's scheme worked. (I think it was in Laois that the locals protested that they didn't want a library, and dangerous foreign books.) Fascinating book.

The library in Tullamore is certainly not Carnegie.

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Is there a Carnegie Library near you?

Post 65

Bluebottle

I'm after as much information as possible, really, but ideally not just names and lists. I'd ideally like to know a story behind each library – either personal remembrances, what the library means to you – or its story as a whole. Something to make it stand out from being a name on a list of over 2,500.

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Is there a Carnegie Library near you?

Post 66

Bluebottle

Anyone else know of any more Carnegie Libraries near them?

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Is there a Carnegie Library near you?

Post 67

Bald Bloke

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Carnegie_libraries_in_Europe#United_Kingdom

Any Help


Is there a Carnegie Library near you?

Post 68

Happy Nerd

I got a nice picture of the one here in town with the dogwood tree in bloom. Also, our librarians are celebrating 100 years of library. yay


Is there a Carnegie Library near you?

Post 69

Rod

18 were built here in NZ.
12 of the buildings have survived.

2 are still libraries (11% compared to 3.5% in USA)
[ that's according to http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/interactive/carnegie-libraries ]

Here's one survivor: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/21017/carnegie-library-building-hokitika


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