A History of the American Public Library

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know about a very cool article on CityLab, all about the History of the American Public Library. Interesting information and an unusual format. It’s sort of traditional article meets Powerpoint presentation meets Infographic. Hope you enjoy it.

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In the article they talk about the Carnegie Libraries that were built around the country and because I am a huge nerd I went digging. Below are some articles about the Carnegie Libraries in Illinois as a whole and especially about Springfield.

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Carnegie Libraries in Illinois

Lincoln Library Carnegie building, 1904-74

Remnants of Springfield’s Carnegie library unearthed at fairgrounds

Happy Friday!