Welcome back!

I'm working on a page which is an ongoing personal research project. Take a look at Ladies' Libraries, and if you have some connection with these precursors to the public library movement and Carnegie's mission, please drop me a line.

As always, I'd appreciate feedback from all my followers: librarians, historians, deltiologists, and those curious about those little neoclassical temples of wisdom dotted across North America.




Judy Aulik

Amusing discoveries

11/25/17  The Rockford Public Library's Carnegie building is closed for 3 years during extensive renovations to remove coal-tar contaminants. 

1/27/18     Gary, Indiana's main library reopens after a nearly 7 year hiatus.

10/9/18     Among other library referenda, Rochester (IL) Public Library District has a referendum upcoming. Please take the time to vote, and please vote YES. A strong nation depends in an involved, literate populace.

Late 9/18    The old Rockford Public Library Carnegie building is demolished

2/1/19      After the 1962 addition was removed from historic Nichols Library, incorporation of the 1,500 square foot historic remnant into a restaurant is planned. 

4/24/19    Antigo Public Library is being rebuilt after a December incident when a wayward driver attempted to turn the facility into a drive-thru.

5/24/19    America's Library, the NYPL, is having a budgetary crisis. If you can't help with your pocketbook, at least leave encouragement here.

11/29/19  One person's homage to the Decatur, IL Carnegie Library.

1/26/20    The replacement for Geneva's Carnegie library is nearly finished. 

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