Andrew Carnegie and Libraries

This is an interesting article on how Andrew Carnegie turned his fortune into a library legacy.   I saw four interesting facts about libraries in this article:

  1. The public library has traditionally been a place to use the bathroom and feed the brain.
  2. The public library in the United States has a history of being accessible to women, children and all races.
  3. Public libraries historically have been instruments of change.
  4. Libraries should offer services and tools that people need even cake pans.

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