Category Archives: Great Falls Public Library

Library projects underway; shared catalog transition in September; Community Conversations project in the works

The Great Falls Public Library is adding a drive-through at the back of the library by converting the old back book drop into a space that can be used for book pickup. The $14,917 contract was awarded to Detailed Construction during the Aug. 18 meeting and the projected completion date is Oct. 31. The library received a $10,000 state coronavirus

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Great Falls library encouraging patrons to return after eliminating late fines

The Great Falls Public Library Board voted in May to eliminate late fines and forgive all outstanding late fines. It took the library some time to change the software and accounting systems, but that work is now complete and library staffers and board members are hoping it will encourage more people to return to the library. Library eliminating late fines,planning

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Great Falls library to require masks in building

Beginning July 7, the Great Falls Public Library will require patrons to wears masks to enter the building. Masks will be provided by the library, free of charge, to anyone who needs one. Children under the age of 12 will be exempt from the requirement. Library policy is that children are to be accompanied by a responsible person over the

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AAUW resuming book collections for their annual sale

The Great Falls chapter of the American Association of University Women will resume collecting donations July 7 for their annual sale. They’ll take donations every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library through Oct. 6. AAUW asks that donated material be put in boxes or bags of a manageable size. They won’t be able to return containers

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Great Falls library continuing repair, remodel projects

Staff at the Great Falls Library are moving forward with plans to convert the back book drop in the alley into a drive through area for patrons to pick up holds. Library Director Susie McIntyre told the library board this week that city planning and public works departments approved the remodel and staff are gathering quotes from area contractors. The

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Three neighborhood councils meet next week

Three Great Falls neighborhood councils meet next week. Neighborhood Council 5 meets in the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S., at 7 .m. June 15. Masks are required by the Great Falls Clinic. Agenda item include neighborhood concerns, council resignation/vacancy announcement, park clean up, summer social, update on impact study request from the county/state and

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Bookmobile purchase on June 2 city agenda

The Bookmobile is on its last legs and the library staff is ready to replace it. The current Bookmobile is nearing 110,000 miles, regularly breaks down and often gets stuck. Maintenance costs have risen to more than $13,000 since May 2017 for items such as coach generator repair, brake adjustments, windshield replacement, dead battery recurrences, oils leaks and more. Library

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Library eliminating late fines,planning major repair for basement flooding

The Great Falls Public Library board voted unanimously to eliminate late fines and forgive all outstanding late fees during their May 26 meeting. Staff and the board had been considering the move for months and recently an anonymous donor offered $85,000 to the library, contingent on the elimination of late fees. Staff estimates that there is about $85,000 in outstanding

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Library opening to public with limited hours next week

The Great Falls Public Library is opening with limited hours beginning May 19. Curbside is open Monday through Friday by appointment. Starting May 19, the library hours are: Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday: 1-6 p.m. Saturday: 1-6 p.m. The library is opening Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. for vulnerable populations only. Great Falls Library

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Great Falls Library to begin curbside service May 4, plans to reopen slowly to public

The Great Falls Public Library will resume curbside service on May 4 and the book return has reopened so patrons can begin returning items. If patrons can’t return items, staff can renew them and the library is not charging late fees during the COVID-19 crisis. The library is starting with curbside service as staff plans for a slow reopening of

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