I'm also 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.