Franklin's Carnegie Library to Re-Open in January

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Its one of only 13 still standing in Texas. Soon, Franklin's Carnegie library will open again.

After a four-year project, the interior renovation is complete.

The library was built in 1913, with a $7,500 grant from the Carnegie Corporation.

Now years later, it took close to $300,000 in grants and donations to get the building back to its original look.

This weekend, friends of the library held a fine arts fundraiser, because there are still a few other things they want to finish.

"We need a french drain around the building. We have a basement that floods and a basement in the south is terrible idea, so we're gonna work on that to raise the funds for," said Mary Cole, president of the Friends of Carnegie Library.

When complete, the basement will be turned into a museum about Robertson County's history, as well as a welcome center.

The Library will re-open in January.

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