Carnegie Branch - 244 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201 - Phone:(517) 788-4087
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Carnegie Branch is located downtown Jackson on West Michigan Ave.
Monday - Thursday 9 - 9
Friday 9 - 6
Saturday 10 - 5
Size: 22,750 Square Foot
Building Built: 1906
In 1901 Andrew Carnegie donated $70,000 for the construction of a library building in the city of Jackson.
The Carnegie building became the main branch for the newly created district in 1978. In 1981, with a bequest from Mrs. Mable MinterVan Orman, a circular structure was built at the rear of the library. This added an elevator, history room, back lobby and a children's storytelling room.
The Carnegie building was designated a State Historical site in 1979 and a National Historical site in 1980.