ECCL story

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.

Why is Earlsdon library a Carnegie library ?

Andrew Carnegie’s passionate belief in public libraries began at the age of 13.  Having left Dunfermline for Pennsylvania he was working in a textile mill earning $1.20 a week. A retired merchant, Colonel Anderson, opened his personal library to deserving boys.  Andrew Carnegie was one of them. The seed was sown and he went on to found  2509 libraries, many in America.

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