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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!

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Happy New Year! The Carnegie is available to rent from the City Parks Dept.
Very reasonable rates!
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Wonderful day with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at Storytime! We had 52 kiddos and 42 adults! Thank you everyone that came! ... See MoreSee Less

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Please note there will be no Storytime on Monday, December 30. Join us in 2020! ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Event:   Storytime  with Santa!

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Storytime with Santa

Saturday, December 21
10:00 a.m. - Noon