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Bill Carpaccio and Jorden Grimm are collaborating on restoration work at Las Vegas’ Carnegie Library. The building is the last Carnegie facility still being used as a library in New Mexico.
The return of Carnegie

By Cindy Collins and Lee Einer
Special to the Optic

Carnegie Library is undergoing an exterior restoration, but more money is needed to finish the job.

The 113-year-old library, built in 1904, is in need of both cosmetic and structural help.

Community members have donated roughly $21,000 for the work, and the City of Las Vegas is contributing $1,189 for paint and other supplies.