Tuesday, March 1, 2011

1914 Public Library, Peru, Indiana


The Peru Public Library is a Carnegie Library located on East Main Street in Peru, Indiana. In the year 1897, under the direction of the school board and a number of others, —lovers of books whose names may be forgotten, but whose work will go on forever—a library was organized in the city of Peru. After the common struggle attendant upon most beginnings, a few books and a small room for their keeping were secured. The Carnegie gift of $25,000 has made possible a good substantial two story building, the abiding place of books, pictures and furniture belonging to the city Library. [Municipal and institutional libraries of Indiana: History, condition and management -- Free Google eBook]

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