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Wichita's Carnegie Library Celebrates 100 Years

The Wichita City Carnegie Library (image credit: Judy Handley via through CC BY-SA 3.0)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita is getting ready to celebrate the centennial of a landmark library building that was built with a $75,000 grant from businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Fidelity Bank officials plan to celebrate the building beginning May 14 when the first book was officially checked out a century ago. There also will be events in the fall, including concerts in the pocket park near the building. For half a century, the building was a library. It later became a municipal court building and then the Wichita Omnisphere and Science Center. Now it is the commercial bankers division of Fidelity Bank. It's not open to the public, but an open house is planned to give people a chance to tour the building.


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