About every year or so, a reporter from a local newspaper someplace in the country asks me to comment on the history of the Carnegie Libraries in and around their local communities. For the beginning of National Library Week, I am quoted in the following news article, published on Sunday, regarding the historic Carnegie Libraries near Terre Haute, Indiana.
The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Indiana
April 8, 2012
Original goal was to provide public with free access to informationA framed roster of Sullivan County men who served in the Civil War hangs on the north wall of the Merom Public Library.
Just as it has for the past 94 years.
The wooden vestibule at the entrance also stands unchanged since Sept. 1, 1918 — the day the building opened in this tiny town on the Wabash River. Most of the tables, chairs and bookcases are original, too.
Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director,
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