Category Archives: Great Falls Public Library

Library hotspots available; Bookmobile shifting operations; pick-up window opens this week

The Great Falls Public Library has 52 hotspots available to lend to patrons thanks to a Montana State Library program. To check out hotspots, patrons need to have a library card in good standing and anyone under the age of 18 will need to have a signed permission form from a parent or guardian. Hotspots can be requested at the

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2nd Avenue North to close by library for storm drain repair

As part of the library flood mitigation project, 2nd Avenue North will be closed beginning Nov. 9 and traffic will be routed around the Great Falls Public Library. The project includes replacing the library’s storm drain connection to the city water main. Beginning Nov. 9, both lanes of 2nd Avenue North in front of the library will be closed and

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Library Board upholds mask policy, denies request for exemption

The board of trustees of the Great Falls Public Library voted unanimously during their Oct. 27 meeting to uphold it’s mask policy and deny an exemption that was requested by a local woman. Raylene Short filed a request with the library requesting an exemption for herself and her two sons from having to wear a mask in the library on

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Great Falls Public Library closed due to positive COVID-19 case among staff

The Great Falls Public Library is closing effective immediately through Oct. 20. The library was notified of a positive case among their staff. According to a release from the library, they’ll wok with the Cascade County City-County Health Department to contact trace and notify anyone who may have been exposed and will conduct a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the

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Library foundation fundraising for new Bookmobile

The Great Falls Public Library Foundation is launching its annual Book-a-Thon fundraiser in November. The fundraiser generates funds to cover the cost of programs, services and materials at the Great Falls Public Library and runs through March 2021. As a special request this year, the GFPL Foundation is asking for donations for a new Bookmobile to replace the current 20-year-old

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AAUW cancels annual book sale for first time in 60 years due to COVID-19

For the first time in 60 years Great Falls American Association of University Women will not be holding its annual used book sale due to COVID-19. “Though we have been taking donations all summer, we have been unable to develop a scenario that provides safety for our members and our customers. We do not want the annual sale to become

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Library improvement projects nearing completion; Shared Catalog now live; new hotspots will be available for patron check-out

Improvement projects at the Great Falls Public Library are underway or nearing completion. The public meeting space in the basement is expected to be complete by early October. There were delays in carpet manufacturing slowing the project that was expected to be finished by the end of August. Library projects underway; shared catalog transition in September; Community Conversations project in

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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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