Ayr Carnegie Library

Elmira Carnegie Library

Galt Carnegie Libary

Hespeler Carnegie Library

Kitchener Carnegie Library

New Hamburg Carnegie Library

Preston Carengie Library

Waterloo Carnegie Library

Waterloo Region Carnegie Libraries

“There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” - Andrew Carnegie

At the turn of the century, the smaller communities of Waterloo Region as well as in the larger towns of Waterloo and Berlin, known today as Kitchener, were all struggling with responding to the library needs of their growing communities. Many of the libraries in these communities had begun as subscription-based libraries and were now free libraries that were underfunded and in need of larger spaces to hold their collections. The answer for all the Waterloo Region communities was Andrew Carnegie and his committment to helping build Free Public Libraries.

Waterloo Carnegie Library steps at the front doors   New Hamburg Carnegie Library Words "Public LIbrary" above front doordoor


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