(re)Making history

Missoula's central library was built in 1974.

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.

Community support

So many reasons to #LOVEYOURLIBRARY. Share your love, donate today. Project budget: $37,567,000. Sources: bond $30M, capital campaign $6,075,000, other $850,000, partners $634,000. (Bond funding does not go towards nonprofit partner space.)