Construction of Missoula’s new library-museum complex will cost $36M. The project’s primary funding stream is a $30M general obligation bond. An additional $5.5M is currently being raised from private sources. Approximately $500K is covered by the Library and its Foundation.
December 2017 401 EAST MAIN. All deconstruction that had been planned for fall/winter has been completed. Contractor has salvaged lumber and roof materials from the former school house on northwest corner. Soil to be tested in mid-December. DESIGN. Library leaders and architects continue to discuss future parking options with the City. Architects are in the[…]
Missoula Public Library – News Updates Here are articles from local news sources that refer to our bond campaign. Missoula Public Library overbooked seeks new space with bond measure Investing in our library benefits the entire community The Indy’s 2016 Election Issue Lewis and Clark librarian donates her half-million dollar estate to[…]
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 Outdated conditions hamper interactive education.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.