Ironwood Carnegie Library, Ironwood

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The Ironwood Carnegie Library is a library located at 235 E. Aurora Street in Ironwood, Michigan. It is the oldest continuously operated Carnegie Library in Michigan and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
The public library in Ironwood was founded in 1892, and was located in the Ironwood City Hall. In 1900, Andrew Carnegie pledged $12,000 to the city of Ironwood to build a new library, subject to his usual conditions that the town provide a building site and pledge to maintain the building. Carnegie increased his gift by $5000 in 1901. The building was constructed in 1901 by Archie Donald and Daniel Egan of Ashland, Wisconsin for $17,000. It was the first Carnegie Library built in Michigan. The library was moved into the new building in 1901 and the new library was dedicated in January 1902.
Only minor modifications have been made to the building, which still contains the original chairs, tables, and circulation desk.
The Ironwood Carnegie Library is a small building constructed of brownstone and brick.
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  • This is a quaint building in a great area of downtown...They offer children's reading times and many other things to do and happenings besides reading materials...just a real sweet nook tucked above.....  more »
  • Staff was super helpful, good place to get oriented for a visit. This is a must see. Don't miss the perodicals.  more »
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  • I'd just like to say that the reviews stating that the Ironwood Carnegie Library is not child-friendly is TOTALLY incorrect. I've been coming here since I was a young child. The staff are VERY nice to children and their parents, even when they are not behaving well. Also, there are MORE than enough child-friendly programs at the library, from summer reading contests to writing clubs to events where people from Michigan Tech come to teach about the town. I 100% recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to rent books, movies, or a place to have your children spend some time at.
  • Good place just closes early

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