Category Archives: Great Falls Public Library

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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Library closing doors to public due to COVID-19, phone and online services still available

The Great Falls Public Library board voted March 16 to close the library to the public beginning March 17 until further notice due to COVID-19 outbreak. Staff will still report to the library and be available to answer questions by phone and online services will remain in place. Library phone lines will be staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday

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GFPS food delivery schedule while school’s out for COVID-19

The Great Falls Public School District Food Service Department will deliver food to the sites below each day that school is not is session beginning March 16. Delivery will include lunch for the day and breakfast for tomorrow. Contact the GFPS Food Department with questions at 268-6047. Jessa Youngers, food service director, said during a March 15 press briefing that

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