"A library outranks any one other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert." Andrew Carnegie - see here for photos of the 10 Carnegie Libraries built in Toronto.
Margaret Mitchell, (in started writing in She had read her way through most of Atlanta's Carnegie Library, so her husband brought home a typewriter and said: "Write your own book to amuse yourself." The result was Gone with the Wind.
Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright Discover how and why industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie chose libraries to be among his greatest benefactions to the U., and assess the impact of libraries on American society.