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Union Carnegie Library – Union, South Carolina


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Between 1905 and 1916, 13 libraries were built in South Carolina with grants from the Carnegie Corporation. Seen here, Union County‘s library is the oldest of South Carolina’s Carnegie libraries and one of only five still in active use as public libraries today.

Carol Gant of Rock Hill © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

To be eligible to receive a $10,000 library grant from the Carnegie Corporation, a local community had to agree to raise any remaining construction costs and also maintain the library after it was built. In 1905, citizens of Union County purchased the lot for the building and raised an additional $3,500.

In 2009, Union’s library was named the Best Small Library in America by the Library Journal.

Be sure to also check out this photo of the Williamsburg Carnegie Library in Kingstree.

Union Carnegie Library Info


Address: 300 East South Street, Union, SC 29379
Website: http://www.unionlibrary.org/

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