Couple renovates old Clarinda library into museum

December 6, 2014 6:01 AM

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Once upon a time there was a little girl named Karen Kent who loved books. She liked to hop on her bike and pedal to the public library that wasn't too far from her house in Clarinda, in southwest Iowa.

It was a classy building — all bricks and stained glass. She used to open the heavy front door and race up the wooden staircase beneath a portrait of an old rich guy named Andrew Carnegie, who must have loved books as much as she did. He'd donated a lot of money to have the library built, back in 19...

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