Janesville Free Public Library

102 W. 2nd Street, Janesville, MN
Architecture: Classical Revival
Year Built: 1912

Built in 1912, for $6,195.20, the library signifies a well-preserved part of history in the community. The well known philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, helped communities all over the country build free public libraries. The city of Janesville made the required commitment of $500 per year to maintain a library. Mr. Carnegie donated $5,000 towards its construction. The library site and $300 was donated by a resident of northern New York, J. Leslie Craig, in memory of his uncle, Dr. R.O. Craig. The remaining amount of money was raised locally. The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.