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 Minter VanOrman, a circular structure was built at the rear of the library. This added an elevator, history room, back lobby, and children’s storytelling room.
The Carnegie building was designated a State Historical Site in 1979 and a National Historical Site in 1980.
The Carnegie Library's three coordinators Calvin Battles, Kristin Stiger, and Rosemary McGauley work closely together to manage JDL's flagship building.
244 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201
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Calvin BattlesAdult Services EMAIL
Kristin StigerYouth Services EMAIL
Rosemary McGauleyCirculation EMAIL
Size: 22,750 Sq. Feet