List of Carnegie libraries in Idaho
The following list of Carnegie libraries in Idaho provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Idaho, where 11 libraries were built from 11 grants (totaling over $138,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1903 to 1914. As of 2010, 9 of these buildings are still standing, and 3 still operate as libraries.
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|1||Boise||Boise||Feb 12, 1903||$40,000||815 W. Washington St.
|2||Caldwell||Caldwell||Apr 3, 1912||$12,500||1101 Cleveland Blvd.
|3||Idaho Falls||Idaho Falls||Mar 13, 1909||$15,000||200 N. Eastern Dr.
||Completed 1916, now part of the Museum of Idaho|
|4||Lewiston||Lewiston||Mar 27, 1903||$10,000||101 5th St.
||Built 1901, closed September 30, 1999|
|5||Moscow||Moscow||Jun 2, 1904||$10,000||110 S. Jefferson St.
||Mission Style, opened March 1906|
|6||Mountain Home||Mountain Home||Dec 13, 1907||$6,000||180 S. 3rd East
||Completed 1908, now a museum|
|7||Nampa||Nampa||Jan 18, 1907||$10,500||Completed 1908, burned down after the library moved in 1966|
|8||Pocatello||Pocatello||Nov 14, 1906||$12,000||113 S. Garfield Ave.
|9||Preston||Preston||Mar 11, 1914||$10,000||Demolished June 11, 2004|
|10||Wallace||Wallace||Jan 18, 1910||$12,000||415 River St.
|11||Weiser||Weiser||1919||Paddock Ave. and Maryatt St.
||Part of the Intermountain Institute (old high school). Closed when the new high school and public library were constructed in the 1960s.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carnegie libraries in Idaho.|
- Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
- Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.
Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references (usually Jones) without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.