Carnegie Library

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Cherryvale’s public library, built in 1913, is one of the few Carnegie Libraries still in use. Early in 1909, the Cherryvale Women’s Club set a goal to establish a library with an adjoining room for rural women to rest and visit after their long horse and buggy ride to shop in town. In 1912, a grant from the Carnegie Foundation provided the necessary funds for construction of a permanent building. The handsome, pressed brick building from local Cherryvale brick factories, with Carthage cut stone pillars, a concrete foundation, and oak floors with beamed ceilings was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in August, 1987.

The library has extensive files and books on local/state history and a large video collection ranging from children’s to educational to do-it-yourself to recent movie releases. There is also an incomplete collection of Cherryvale High School yearbooks.rn

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