Category Archives: Great Falls Public Library

City to set tax levy on Tuesday

During the Aug. 20 meeting, City Commissioners will be asked to set the tax levy for this budget year. The city received its taxable valuation from the Montana Department of Revenue on Aug. 5 and can now compute and set the annual mill levy. City approves budget, intent to raise property taxes During the budget process, the finance department estimated

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City offices closed Monday for Veterans Day

The City of Great Falls offices, including the animal shelter, will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed Nov. 10 in observance of the holiday. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week. On Veterans Day, the Community Recreation Center and Natatorium will

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Library director position posted, city accepting applications

The search for the new library director is underway. The job description was posted on the city website last week and applications are due Nov. 30. Kathy Mora, the current library director, is retiring effective Dec. 27 and Susie McIntyre will be the interim director until a successor is selected. City, board refining job description for new library director search

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New library online catalog launches Monday, staff nearly done with first full inventory since 1986

Book lovers may notice a new look while searching for a new page-turner. The new online catalog launches Monday for the Great Falls Public Library. Library staff and the vendor have been working on the switch for months and it’s more user-friendly and intuitive, said Kathy Mora, library director. “I think it’s a lot cleaner,” Mora said. “We’re excited.” The

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Foundation approves big ticket items to support Great Falls Public Library

Due to state budget cuts, the Great Falls Public Library lost $28,000 in state aid this year. Library staff budgeted to shift their funds from materials to operations so that they could request additional funding from the Great Falls Public Library Foundation. On Tuesday, Kathy Mora, library director, told the library board that the foundation had approved $28,000 to replace

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Library staff adjusting budget, still hoping to restore Monday hours

State budget cuts have caused the Great Falls Public Library to lose $28,000 in state funding this year and likely next year too. Library staff and its advisory board had planned for that shortfall by reducing the materials budget in the hopes that the Great Falls Public Library Foundation would fund those needs. The good news is that the value

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City closures for Memorial Day

City of Great Falls offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Community Recreation Center, Natatorium and Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be closed. There will be no changes to the city’s sanitation collection schedule. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Saturday in observance of the holiday. The Library will also begin summer hours on May 28, and

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Library staff hoping to restore Monday hours

In their request for the new budget, staff at the Great Falls Public Library are requesting additional funding to open for four hours on Mondays. That equates to about $35,000 over the funds the city obligates to the library in an agreement. The city budget year runs from July 1-June 30, but is often formally approved in late summer by

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