In the early 20th Century the little town of Eldon was looking foward to continuing growth as a railroad town. A group was able to secure enough funds through fund raising and contributions to rent an upstairs room in a local business and open Eldon's first library in 1906. In 1908 the library association was incorporated under state laws and at that time support secured from the city for maintenance of the institution. In 1911 correspondence was begun with Andrew Carnegie in hopes of securing a donation to construct a permanent library building. When all of his specifications were met, he agreed to donate $7,500 and the plans went ahead for the construction of our library. The dedication service was held on May 9, 1913 at the Eldon Christian Church. On October 15, 1966 this wonderful building was recognized and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
If you are interested in more history, visit the Iowa Historical Society