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Manchester Public Library Rebooting Carnegie Event

The Manchester Public Library is rebooting their annual Carnegie event tonight.

Tim Juhl with the Friends of the Library says they started the event in 2018 after finding tons of information in the library’s attic as they researched for the library’s anniversary.

The Manchester Public Library is a Carnegie library, which is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. 

More than two thousand Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929. The Manchester Public Library is the third oldest Carnegie library still being used as a library in the state of Iowa.

And Juhl says tonight, they’ll celebrate the library’s Carnegie history for the first time in several years.

Tonight’s Carnegie event at the Manchester Public Library runs from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. It’s free and everyone is welcome.


photo courtesy of Friends of the Manchester Public Library


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