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Boise’s libraries, old, current, and future, are in the news much lately. The city’s original Carnegie Public Library was recently purchased by a North Idaho tech firm called Ednetics. They plan to renovate the building and use some of it as the Post Falls company’s Boise office. Plans for the building include some unspecified public uses.

The Carnegie building served Boise’s library needs for almost 70 years. Cramped for space, the city renovated a warehouse on Capitol Boulevard in 1973. Today there are plans to build a new library on the site.

Rick Just has been writing about Idaho history since 1989 when he wrote and recorded scripts for the Idaho Centennial Commission’s daily radio program, “Idaho Snapshots.” He has a blog, “Speaking of Idaho,” and his latest book on Idaho history is “Images of America, Idaho State Parks.”

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