Library invites folks of all ages to Carnegie celebration Jan. 31

Andrew Carnegie, portrayed in this illustration, was a Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist. With his donations, a total of 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929.

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The La Porte County Public Library is excited to announce the Carnegie Centennial Celebration happening on Friday, Jan. 31, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Main Library. Through the funds appropriated by the Carnegie Corporation and the donations of the local community, the construction and opening of the new La Porte Public Library took place in November of 1920. The classic, historic footprint of the original architecture still stands today at 904 Indiana Ave. and we will be celebrating this fantastic gift to the community throughout 2020.

Guests at the Carnegie Centennial Celebration will have the opportunity to experience fun hands-on make-n-takes in the LPCPL MakerLab, delve into history stored in the Indiana Room, dance like crazy at the Kids’ Zumba Dance Party, presented by Zumba Instructor Gail Beal at 5:30 p.m. in Youth Services, and so much more.

The Herald reports the good news in 1920.

Light refreshments will be served while you stroll throughout the library learning about the many services that are offered.

This celebration is also a thank you to the community for helping it achieve Indiana Library Federation’s 2019 Outstanding Library of the Year.

For more information, contact the La Porte County Public Library by calling 219.362.6156 ext 333 and visiting laportelibrary.org.

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