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166 East 5300 South in Murray, Utah.
This plaque talks about the old Carnegie Library:
Murray City Vine Street Public Library
As early as 1900, a collection of books was made by a women’s club. This club maintained a library reading room in a home until 1912
In 1912, with the donation of the women’s club’s 515 books valued at $1,000.00, and through a petition, one mill was levied for a public library. A room in the original city hall was used for this purpose.
In 1915, the Carnegie Foundation, together with the city furnished $21,129.00 for the building of the original library. The board of education had donated the ground and the building was built in 1915.
In 1970 through action of present and former library board members, city officials and a united community effort, funds were raised for the present addition.
“Take Me There” – a Legacy Art Project of stained glass created by Donna Pence and Paul Heath.
This statue by Jim Davidson, presented by The Friends of the Murray Library to commemorate the library’s centennial, 1912-2012.