Tag: Carnegie Library

  • Carnegie Library (AKA the Camden Free Public Library)

    Carnegie Library (AKA the Camden Free Public Library)

    616 Broadway Northeast Corner of Broadway and Line Street The Library Committee of City Council, on February 24th, adopted a resolution presented by Councilman Charles H. Ellis, formally accepting Andrew Carnegie’s offer of $100,000 for a public library in Camden. On April 28, 1903 the Free Library Trustees recommended the purchase of the Dialogue property,…

  • City Plans to Restore Carnegie Library

    The Carnegie Library, a long-vacant landmark so neglected that trees are growing inside it, could be restored as part of the city’s turnaround effort. The city is preparing to spend $250,000 to stabilize the century-old building at Broadway and Line Street, said Arijit De, executive director of the Camden Redevelopment Agency. Improvements would include a…

  • Hours at Libraries Change for Summer

    Camden Courier-Post – June 29, 1933 New closing hours were announced yesterday by William H. Ketler, city librarian, for Camden’s public library at Broadway and Line Street and its branches. The new hours’ will be in effect during July and August. The main library and its branches will, close each Saturday at 1 p. m.,…

  • Working Girls

    Working Girls

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 23, 1912 Under the direction of the Board of Playground Commissioners, the first of a series of entertainments for working girls will be given tonight at the Carnegie Library, Broadway and Line Streets.

  • First Days of Carnegie Library

    First Days of Carnegie Library

    Camden Courier-Post – July 9, 1905 During the first eight days of business at the Camden Free Public Library, at Broadway and Line street, Camden, 1562 readers had been registered. William J. Browning, chief clerk of the House of Representatives, has presented the library with a rare and finely illustrated set of “Census of the…