What’s Happening Now

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 process of finalizing energy models for the building and the 2030 net zero energy goal.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. Year-end donations for the new library are being solicited in advance of a Dec 31 finance update. In December Missoula Public Library is also a traditional one-stop community giving location for local charities including the Food Bank, Youth Homes, and the YWCA.

November 2017


401 EAST MAIN. Deconstruction and demolition of the site is underway. Library administration is reviewing coffee shop proposal for the new building, and discussing safety protocols of both the current and future Library property with the Missoula Police Department. Capital Campaign: final deadline for legacy opportunities (donor-named areas) has been set for February 1, 2018.

October 2017


401 EAST MAIN. Asbestos Abatement completed. Archeological Study complete, recommendation received. Removal of items of local interest from the buildings for use in the new project. Deconstruction of the schoolhouse to determine original size and placement of the bell tower to begin. Partners & Programs: Analyzing/curating displays and experiences for second-floor children’s areas. Capital Campaign: $3.6M of $5M goal raised in private funds.