U.S.’s first Carnegie Library in jeopardy

Despite efforts by a wide range of supporters — including two Coweta County organizations — the future of the nation’s first Carnegie library looks bleak.

Glenn A. Walsh, a nationally-known expert on Andrew Carnegie and the public library movement he supported, is spearheading efforts to save the Allegheny Regional Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, America’s first publicly-funded Carnegie Library. Walsh offered his expertise and support when local fans of Newnan’s Carnegie Library mounted an effort to return library services to the historic downtown facility.