Minnesota's Carnegie libraries showcased in new book

Little Falls Library
Little Falls Library
Courtesy of the Carnegie Libraries of Minnesota

When the Carnegie Library opened in 1909 in Two Harbors, the newspaper of the time said: "No city is worthy of a place on the map unless it can boast of a Carnegie Library."

The industrialist Andrew Carnegie died in 1919. By that time, over 1600 Carnegie Libraries were built across the country — 66 of them here in Minnesota.

A new book documents and photographs the libraries here in Minnesota. Author Kevin Clemens speaks with Minnesota Public Radio about the Carnegie libraries.

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