One of Bemidji's Oldest Historic Landmarks

One of Bemidji's Oldest Historic Landmarks

Continuing the Legacy. Connecting the Community.

Standing tall along the lakeshore of Lake Bemidji is one of our area's oldest and most treasured buildings, the Carnegie Public Library.  What began more than 100 years ago, as a gift from Andrew Carnegie to the City of Bemidji for construction of the building, has continued as a beautifully restored landmark, thanks to the generous contributions and support from our community. The building continues to be owned and maintained by the City.

The Friends of the Carnegie, a dedicated group of volunteers, works to organize events and opportunities for the public to utilize this historic building.

To stay up-to-date on our events, we encourage you to check back often, as well as follow us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you at the Carnegie!

A group of friends putting their hand one over another.

2 months ago

Friends of the Carnegie

Unfortunately, one or more individuals destroyed our beautiful flower 🌷 pots that were by the front door at the Carnegie. 😔 Police found the flowers and broken pots the morning of August 15. (Flowers rescued and will be repotted). In addition, the door from the little library was torn off. If you have information on who may have done this, please contact the Bemidji Police Department. ... See MoreSee Less

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Trip down memory lane. ... See MoreSee Less

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A Lovely bench donated in Memory of Marion Dessert is behind the Carnegie overlooking Lake Bemidji. What a lovely tribute!! ... See MoreSee Less

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