The Carnegie Library Corporation of Corbin has exceeded its $41,000 fundraising goal, which clears the biggest hurdle in its effort to restore the historic building on Roy Kidd Avenue – purchasing it. Since the fundraising effort first began in May 2017, the non-profit organization has received more than 60 separate donations, from area individuals, businesses and organizations, totaling $53,570.23. While that will allow the corporation to aquire the building, the members are seeking additional donation to cover monthly expenses such as utilities and insurance. Leading the effort on procuring the grants is University of the Cumberlands student Olivia O’Malley. Anne Hoskins, secretary/treasurer of the corporation, said in addition to the grants, O’Malley will be working on the restoration planning for the building, which is expected to be a three-year project. The building, constructed in 1916, was one of more than 2,500 libraries constructed between 1883 and 1929 with money donated by businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The corporation is scheduled to meet at the Corbin Public Library on April 5. The meeting is open to the public.