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"I still remember visiting the Carnegie Library as a child, walking down the creaky stairs to the children's library in the basement."
Escanaba's public library opened in 1903 as one of the country's numerous Carnegie Libraries, made possible by funding from industrialist Andrew Carnegie. The library operated for over ninety years before moving into Escanaba's current City Hall & Library complex in 1995. The building, located just across the street from St. Joseph Catholic Church, is still standing; it was sold and refurbished for use as a private residence.