List of Carnegie libraries in Nebraska

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The following list of Carnegie libraries in Nebraska provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Nebraska, where 69 libraries were built from 68 grants (totaling $707,488) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1899 to 1917.

Key[edit]

  Building still operating as a library
  Building standing, but now serving another purpose
  Building no longer standing
  Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Carnegie libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1][2]
Location Notes
1 Albion Albion Apr 8, 1907 $6,000 437 S 3rd St
2 Alliance Alliance Dec 2, 1909 $10,000 204 W 4th St The building is now the Carnegie Arts Center.
3 Alma Alma Alma, Nebraska former library from SE.JPG Dec 13, 1907 $10,000 111 S John St
4 Arcadia Arcadia Mar 31, 1916 $7,000 100 S. Reynolds St.
5 Ashland Ashland Ashland library from NW 2.JPG Mar 18, 1911 $5,500 207 N. 15th St. The library moved to a new building in January 2015. The Carnegie library now houses the Ashland History Museum.
6 Aurora Aurora Dec 2, 1909 $10,000 812 12th St
7 Beatrice Beatrice Beatrice, Nebraska Carnegie library from W 1.JPG Mar 14, 1902 $23,000 220 N. 5th St.
8 Blair Blair Mar 31, 1916 $10,000
9 Bloomfield Bloomfield Jan 2, 1913 $5,000
10 Broken Bow Broken Bow Broken Bow, Nebraska Carnegie library from NE.JPG Jul 23, 1914 $10,000 255 S. 10th St.
11 Burwell Burwell Burwell, Nebraska Carnegie library from W.JPG May 21, 1913 $5,000 110 S. 7th Ave.
12 Chadron Chadron Chadron Public Library from SE 1.JPG Apr 16, 1910 $5,788 507 Bordeaux St.
13 Clarks Clarks ClarksNE Library.jpg May 3, 1917 $7,500 101 W Amity St
14 Clay Center Clay Center Jan 6, 1915 $7,000 117 W Edgar St
15 College View College View College View Public Library from W 2.JPG Sep 25, 1914 $7,500 3800 S. 48th St.
16 Columbus Columbus Aug 11, 1913 $13,000 1470 25th Ave
17 Cozad Cozad Sep 14, 1917 $6,000
18 Crete [3] Crete Aug 11, 1913 $10,000 305 East 13th Street, Crete, Nebraska 68333 Expanded and remodeled in the 1990s
19 David City David City Nov 9, 1916 $10,000 360 E St
20 Dewitt De Witt Nov 14, 1906 $3,000
21 Fairbury Fairbury Fairbury, Nebraska Carnegie library from SE 1.JPG Dec 24, 1907 $12,500 601 7th St.
22 Fairfield Fairfield Fairfield, Nebraska library from W 1.JPG Jan 9, 1913 $6,000 412 N. D St.
23 Franklin Franklin Sep 29, 1915 $5,000
24 Fremont Fremont Dec 30, 1901 15000
25 Fullerton Fullerton Jul 13, 1912 $6,000 402 Fuller St
26 Geneva Geneva Jan 31, 1911 $8,000
27 Gibbon Gibbon May 17, 1912 $6,000
28 Gothenburg Gothenburg Gothenburg Carnegie library from SE 2.JPG Jan 14, 1914 $8,000 1104 Lake Av
29 Grand Island Grand Island Grand Island Carnegie library from NW.JPG Apr 26, 1902 $20,000 321 W. 2nd St.
30 Hartington Hartington Mar 11, 1914 $8,000 106 S Broadway
31 Harvard Harvard Jun 11, 1914 $6,000 309 N Clay Ave
32 Hastings Hastings Dec 27, 1902 $15,000
33 Havelock Havelock Mar 24, 1906 $7,000
34 Holdrege Holdrege Nov 16, 1904 $8,500 604 East Av
35 Kearney Kearney Jan 13, 1903 $12,000
36 Lexington Lexington Nov 9, 1916 $10,000 705 N Washington St
37 Lincoln Main Lincoln Dec 20, 1899 $87,000 136 South 14th Street
38 Lincoln Branch Lincoln Dec 20, 1899 $10,000[4] 2121 N 27th St The library was built at 27th & Orchard Street. In 1992 it was moved to the current location. [4]
39 Loup City Loup City Loup City Carnegie Library from S.JPG Mar 31, 1916 $8,000 652 N St.
40 Madison Madison Madison, Nebraska library from SW.JPG Jan 31, 1911 $6,000 W 3rd and Kent
41 McCook McCook McCook, Nebraska Carnegie library from W.JPG Dec 8, 1905 $11,000 423 Norris Ave.
42 Neligh Neligh Dec 14, 1908 $5,000
43 Norfolk Norfolk Norfolk Carnegie Library fromNE 1.JPG Dec 13, 1907 $10,000 803 W. Norfolk Ave.
44 North Bend North Bend North Bend Carnegie library from SE.JPG Dec 7, 1911 $7,500 140 E. 8th St.
45 North Platte North Platte Apr 8, 1910 $12,000 314 N Jeffers St
46 O'Neill O'Neill May 17, 1912 $10,000 601 E Douglas
47 Pawnee City Pawnee City Pawnee City library from W 1.JPG Dec 30, 1904 $7,000 730 G St.
48 Pierce Pierce Mar 29, 1911 $4,000 200 E Willow St
49 Plainview Plainview Plainview, Nebraska library from E 1.JPG Dec 3, 1915 $6,000 102 S. Main St.
50 Plattsmouth Plattsmouth Jun 1, 1915 $12,500 401 Avenue A
51 Ponca Ponca Apr 25, 1911 $4,500 203 2nd St
52 Randolph Randolph Nov 9, 1916 $6,000
53 Ravenna Ravenna Nov 9, 1916 $7,500 121 W Seneca St The library moved to a new building in July 2018.
54 Schuyler Schuyler Schuyler, Nebraska Carnegie library from NE 2.JPG Mar 29, 1911 $9,000 1003 B St.
55 Scottsbluff Scottsbluff Scottsbluff Carnegie Library N entrance.JPG Jun 6, 1917 $15,000 106 E. 18th St.
56 Seward Seward Apr 3, 1912 $8,000 204 S 5th St
57 Shelton Shelton Apr 2, 1913 $9,000 313 C St
58 Sidney Sidney Sidney, Nebraska Carnegie library from SW 3.JPG Jul 9, 1913 $6,500 740 Illinois St.
59 South Omaha Omaha Jun 21, 1901 $50,000 2302 M Street Located in the former city of South Omaha. The Carnegie building was razed in 1954 and a new building was built in its place. Today's location is a partnership with Metropolitan Community College.
60 Spencer Spencer Dec 3, 1915 $8,000 110 W Main
61 Stanton Stanton Apr 13, 1914 $8,000 1009 Jackpine St.
62 Stromsburg Stromsburg Mar 16, 1915 $7,500 5th and Commercial
63 Superior Superior Superior, Nebraska Carnegie Library.jpg Dec 24, 1907 $7,000
64 Sutton Sutton Feb 1, 1909 $5,700
65 Tecumseh Tecumseh Nov 14, 1906 $6,000 136 N 5th St
66 Tekamah Tekamah Tekamah Carnegie Library from SE 1.JPG Nov 17, 1914 $8,000 204 S. 13th St.
67 University Place University Place Mar 16, 1915 $12,500 2820 N 48th St
68 Wayne Wayne Jan 6, 1911 $9,000 410 Main St
69 Wymore Wymore Sep 25, 1914 $10,000 116 W F St

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ Grants for multiple libraries (Lincoln) are listed only by their total amount, not broken down for each branch.
  3. ^ "Crete Public Library web page". Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Lincoln Historic Preservation Commission agenda" (PDF). January 19, 2017.

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382.
  • 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.
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611.

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 without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.