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.