Mickey Smith and the Carnegie Libraries

From Standing Room Only, 1:50 pm on 16 September 2018

Only a handful of them remain, but over a hundred years ago New Zealand was home to 18 of two and a half thousand libraries around the world, established by American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The buildings were largely responsible for this country's free library lending system. Author and photographer, Mickey Smith has researched of the Carnegie libraries for a new book that's about to be launched at the New Zealand Festival of Architecture. Minnesota-born Mickey has lived in New Zealand since 2012. Lynn Freeman talks to her about As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific which is published by Te Tuhi. Mickey Smith is giving a talk on September 20th at Auckland's Central City Library.