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About Orosi

The Orosi Library was

established in March 1911

in the Ryan's Cyclery store.

By July 1913 it officially became a Tulare County Library Branch. In 1917 the County obtained a $3000 Carnegie grant to build a $5000 Carnegie library in Orosi. The Woman's Improvement Club of Orosi raised $2000, purchased lots and arranged for lumber and labor to be donated for sidewalks. Construction, however, was delayed until after the end of World War I. The building was the last Carnegie library to be completed in California and is only one of three of the 'craftsman style' remaining. It has two fireplaces and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It is the only Carnegie library still in use as a library in Tulare County. The city of Cutler maintained a small branch which moved from place to place, including stores. In 1978 the Cutler Branch joined with the Orosi Branch becoming the Orosi/Cutler Branch of the Tulare County Library System.

Orosi Library 1973

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