The Wichita Carnegie Library’s purpose extended far beyond housing books. Starting in 1919, the Carnegie held frequent art exhibits. Of particular note were the American Block Print Exhibitions that were held most years from 1922-1946. The Wichita Art Association began these exhibitions largely because, with the construction of the Carnegie Library, there was now a suitable place to display the art. In keeping with this legacy, block print artwork adorns many of the walls of the remodeled Carnegie Library.