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Andrew Carnegie's giving to create thousands of public libraries around the United States is one of the more well-known stories of how philanthropy has improved life in America. Most of those libraries are still around today, and even in the age of the Internet, libraries remain very popular institutions that play a variety of vital roles in U.S. life.