“Arts and Crafts” isn’t just your favorite subject from elementary school. It’s also the architectural style of the Albion District Library. Arts and Crafts style architecture utilizes forms from the natural environment – such as grasses, plants and trees – in the design of a building. When you look at the Albion District Library, you can almost see prairie grasses and reeds in the design of the windows, and in the corners of the building near the roof.
Since its inception in 1911, Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie’s foundation has funded the construction of over 2,500 libraries in the U.S. and aboard; because of his generosity, the late Mr. Carnegie has been called the “Patron Saint of Libraries.”