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ARLINGTON BRANCH LIBRARY
Greenbrier Avenue and Jessamine Street
When the Arlington Branch Library helped celebrate the fiftieth
anniversary of the St. Paul Public Library last month, it was also celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of its own formal opening, which took
place October 13, 1917. The building is a Carnegie gift to the city and
cost $24,840.00. The site was donated by the community in 1914.
During 1918, the first full year after its opening, the branch had
only 4,225 books on its shelves, but its circulation amounted to 69,996
volumes. By the end of 1931, the book collection had increased to 12,807,
and the circulation to 105,502. This meant a remarkable increase of