Gloversville Library in Gloversville, New York.
Gloversville Library in Gloversville, New York. - 
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This week, we invited Samantha Hall-Paladino, Fulton County, New York's historian to tell us about the money issues surrounding the Gloversville Library in Gloversville, New York, a neighborhood northwest of Albany.

The library — now more than 100 years old — was built with $50,000 donated by Andrew Carnegie and was once a crown jewel in the formerly prosperous town. Gloversville's fortunes have since declined, and so have the library's, but a campaign is underway to raise several million dollars to restore it.

Richard Russo, Pulitzer Winner, Tells Gloversville Library Thanks for the Memories

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. - In 1904, Andrew Carnegie donated $50,000, then a princely sum, to this upstate community so it could build a new library. Now, 111 years later, that stately, domed Beaux-Arts structure has fallen on hard times, much like the black-and-blue, blue-collar town that surrounds it. The century-old boiler sometimes breaks.

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