Missoula Public Library – News Updates Here are articles from local news sources that refer to our bond campaign. Concept Images for a new $35M Missoula Public Library revealed; light, geology emphasized Missoula Public Library overbooked seeks new space with bond measure Investing in our library benefits the entire community The Indy’s 2016[…]
March 2018 Northwestern Energy is installing new power lines from Madison Street to the new site. This upgrade will benefit the entire neighborhood, including Missoula Community Theatre. The Library has agreed to meet new Missoula City Council conditions for sidewalk construction that prioritize and widen boulevard landscaping along Jefferson, Adams, and Front streets. Rita Henkel,[…]
New library-museum complex estimated to cost $36,355,000 Bond $30M Capital campaign $5.65M Other $705K Bond funding does not go towards nonprofit partner space
A NEW BUILDING WILL GIVE OUR COMMUNITY:
Room to Learn
Your library helps young people develop lifelong learning skills. But MPL’s youth services wing is far too small for a full range of early literacy programs. Outdated conditions hamper interactive education.
Room To Share
Many Missoulians depend on their library for computer access, digital literacy, and e-resources. But today’s connectivity and networking is limited by a building designed in an era when no one used computers.
Room To Grow
Missoula Public Library loans more than a million items to 60,000 cardholders each year. The library is one-third the size it should be for this population — and for the level of service expected by our community.
Nixon was president. Woodward and Bernstein, Rose Kennedy, and Peter Benchley’s Jaws were on the New York Times bestseller list. Personal computer use was a sci-fi fantasy. Missoula County’s population was 62,000. Today, your public library operates in a building that was not designed for Montana's demographic shifts, the evolving role of public libraries in our culture, or the 21st century needs of this community.