Carnegie Library, Clarksdale

In 1909, steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was contacted about sponsoring a public library.  In 1911, the Carnegie Foundation gave $10,000 to the city of Clarksdale to build a new library with a provision that the city would purchase land and sustain it.  Construction began in 1913 and was opened on Soril 14, 1914.  It operated a book mobile throughout the county for years.  I remember as a little boy checking out a book every time  it came to Lula.  Always was excited to see the book mobile truck park on Front Street.

Carnegie Libray has a large archeology collection that is open to the public.   In addition, there is a research room for people interested in genealogy and local history.

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