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Steubenville Library Receives Ohio Historical Marker

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -

An Ohio Historical Marker commemorating Andrew Carnegie/Carnegie Library of Steubenville was dedicated Tuesday at the Main Library of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

The marker dedicates honors Andrew Carnegie on one side with the other side providing history of the library building.

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This marker is the tenth historical marker in Jefferson County. The marker program allows Ohioans to celebrate local history and to learn about the state.

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County was opened March 12, 1902 as one of the first Carnegie Buildings in Ohio.

Andrew Carnegie provided money to build over 2500 libraries worldwide.

Ohio's libraries have often been referred to as some of the best in the nation.

"We are very excited to have the building honored, to give it to the citizens of the county and to recognize that Andrew Carnegie gave us our library," says Alan Hall, Library Director of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

That excitement is felt through many in Jefferson County.

"This is where it all started; a great learning institution for our youth and our elderly; well used throughout the community," says Mayor Domenick Mucci Jr.

There are other libraries in Jefferson County but the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is the home of public library institutions, added Mucci.