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  • 2-63 The Marker on the front lawn. 2-63 The Marker on the front lawn.
  • 2-63 The Marker 2-63 The Marker
  • 2-63 Computers in the lobby. 2-63 Computers in the lobby.
  • 2-63 Ohio History is big in Paulding County 2-63 Ohio History is big in Paulding County
  • 2-63 A lady reading about Paulding County. 2-63 A lady reading about Paulding County.
  • 2-63 High School banners in the basement. 2-63 High School banners in the basement.
  • 2-63 Leave the Library and visit another Marker at the Paulding County Court House in the background. 2-63 Leave the Library and visit another Marker at the Paulding County Court House in the background.
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Title, side A
Paulding County Carnegie Library
Text, side A
In 1912, the president of the Public Library Association in Paulding requested funding from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to build a library in Paulding. At first the Carnegie Corporation of New York refused, stating that it only provided funding to communities with larger populations, but when the Library Association said it would serve the entire county, which had a larger population, the request was granted. As a result Paulding became the site for the first "county" Carnegie library in the United States, built for a total cost of $40,000. Carnegie provided funding for 2,811 libraries, of which 1,946 were built in the United States. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, the Paulding County Carnegie Library continues to service the needs of all citizens of Paulding County.
Address
205 S. Main Street
Paulding, OH 45879
Location
205 South Main Street
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.136307, Longitude: -84.579510.
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