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.
The above are the leather postcards in my library postcard collection. For better images, and a history of the buildings featured, click the image to reach its primary page. Other navigation is in the top strip, and a drop-down menu to right.
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.
1/26/20 The replacement for Geneva's Carnegie library is nearly finished.
4/17/20 Chicago suburban libraries deal with COVID-19.
10/3/20 Ruth Freitag, "Librarian to the Stars," dies at age 96. Her obituary makes the New York Times on 5/21/2021. (paywalled)
12/24/20 Above and beyond in library service.
2/1/21 WGN-TV broadcasts a news item on the Newberry Library's involvement in "redlining" (covenants enforcing segregation in housing) in post-WWII Chicago.