The Charter News
In 2010, Danielson’s Hilltop Mall was sold to build a Safeway. The library chose that the best place was the Carnegie Building. Cole says, “After reviewing about 30 other spaces, the Library Board investigated the location of the Carnegie Library as the place to expand. The City Commission agreed with this and on August 8, 2015 a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new building.”
On the 100th anniversary of the building, city commissioners announced they were going to add an expansion to the 6,500 sq ft building.
In September 2016, the 14,000 sq ft, $10.5 million addition was complete. The expansion included more shelves and a community room with a capacity of seventy-five people. Cole says, “[It] has been a welcome improvement over the cramped quarters of the 6,500 square foot Carnegie building. When the library inhabited only the Carnegie building, we were extremely limited in what we could offer in the way of services, collections, and programs.”
Bunker, chantell. Personal interview. Dec 5, 2016.
Cole, Maureen. Personal interview. Nov 8, 2016.
Oregon City Library. “Carnegie Library History”. Oregon city. Nov 9, 2016.
Morey, karin. Personal interview. Nov 14, 2016
Andrew Carnegie was born November 25,1835, in Dunfermline,
He was a famous philanthropist, and funded 31 other libraries in Oregon. He died August 11, 1919.
John Mcloughlin was born October 19, 1784. He is the founding father of Oregon City. He died September 3, 1857.