Category Archives: Great Falls Public Library

Great Falls library board pursuing levy

The Great Falls Public Library board is pursuing an operational levy. The board voted unanimously during their Sept. 27 meeting to direct the library director to begin preparing for sending a library mill levy to the ballot. Library staff has not yet determined when they will send the levy to the ballot and are developing those plans. Library proposes digital

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Library proposes digital library card numbers for area students

The Great Falls Public Library board is considering a proposal to update their library card policy during their Sept. 27 meeting. The library staff is proposing to collaborate with all the school districts and private schools in Cascade County to have each student receive a digital-only library card number. Great Falls library master planning underway The library card number would

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Library, association name Robison first recipient of Alma Smith Jacobs Award

The Montana Library Association and Great Falls Public Library have named Ken Robison as the first recipient of the association’s Alma Smith Jacobs Award–to honor library efforts in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion. “The award’s purpose is to recognize a library, an individual or a group whose efforts have had an outstanding positive impact in improving equity, diversity

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Great Falls library master planning underway

The Great Falls Public Library is working to develop a master plan and asking for community input through an online survey and focus groups. In January, the commission approved a $68,000 contract to MMW Architects for the library master plan. The project is being funded by the library foundation. Diversity award created in librarian’s memory; old Bookmobile sold; other library

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Diversity award created in librarian’s memory; old Bookmobile sold; other library projects continuing

The Great Falls Public Library and the Montana Library Association have established a new annual award—the Alma Smith Jacobs Diversity Equity and Inclusion Award—to honor library efforts in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion. Jacobs was a Montana native and  worked as head librarian of the Great Falls Public Library for more than two decades before becoming Montana’s State

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Library board votes not to rename library

The Great Falls Public Library board of trustees voted unanimously to retain the name as the Great Falls Public Library during their Dec. 28 meeting. There was no public comment during the meeting. Members of the board said it was a good decision and that while they wouldn’t rename the library for Alma Jacobs, who served as head librarian at

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Cover Great Falls, vaccine clinic at Great Falls Public Library on Dec. 15

The Great Falls Public Library, Montana Primary Care Association, Alluvion Health, and Montana Women Vote are hosting COVER GREAT FALLS, an event to provide community resources and assistance in enrolling for health insurance, from 1-7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the library, 301 2nd Ave. N. “Open enrollment through the Healthcare Marketplace is upon us, and we want Great Falls to

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Naming committee presents report to full board, recommends keeping library name the same

The naming committee presented their full report to the Great Falls Public Library board during their Nov. 23 meeting. The board will take action on the request to rename the library for Alma Jacobs, who served as head librarian at the Great Falls Public Library and the state librarian, both historic firsts for a Black woman during her time. In December 2020,

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Library naming committee meets Nov. 16 on proposal to rename library for Alma Jacobs

The Great Falls Public Library board’s naming committee meets at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Cordingley Room at the library to finalize their report to the library board. The library board will review the committee’s report during their regular monthly meeting on Nov. 23. The board will vote on the proposal to rename the library for Alma Smith Jacobs

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Great Falls Public Library seeking proposals for master plan process

The Great Falls Public Library is seeking proposals for a consulting firm to create a master plan. The request for proposals is available on the city website or may be picked up at the library, 301 2nd Ave. N. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and late submissions will not be accepted. Great Falls library closed due to

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