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Apple targets historic Carnegie Library for downtown flagship store

“Representatives from Apple have proposed opening a flagship store and events center in one of the District’s most prominent and historic buildings, the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square. Negotiations between the company and the District’s quasi-independent conventions agency, Events DC, began earlier this year after the group began seeking ideas for re-use of the 113-year-old building, according to officials involved in the discussions.” (via The Washington Post)

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Enriching reading for pleasure: The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway shadowing scheme report

“A two-year Open University study, commissioned in association with the Carnegie UK Trust has shown the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards shadowing scheme as an excellent way to encourage reading for pleasure in young people and highlights the unique role that librarians play.”

via CILIP

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CARNEGIE CORPORATION AWARDS $5 MILLION GRANT TO NEW YORK CITY’S PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEMS

Press Release – “Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation of New York, today announced a grant of $5 million to the three New York City public library systems: the New York Public Library, Queens Library and Brooklyn Public Library. The grant will enhance the libraries’ ability to serve the public in general and the city’s 1.1 million public school children in particular.”

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His Libraries, 12,000 So Far, Change Lives

NYT – “ONE of the legendary triumphs of philanthropy was Andrew Carnegie’s construction of more than 2,500 libraries around the world. It’s renowned as a stimulus to learning that can never be matched — except that, numerically, it has already been surpassed several times over by an American man you’ve probably never heard of.”

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