Library Renovation FAQ

  • WILL YOU BE CLOSED DURING RENOVATION?  The plan at this time is to move out of our current building into a temporary location for the duration of the project.  We will need to be closed for a few days to complete our move out and move back in.  We hope to still offer holds pickup service during these closures.  We fully intend to offer most library services during our renovation project and plan to be fully open with the exception of federal holidays.
  • WHEN WILL IT START AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?  At this time the estimated start is March 2023 and completion is by the end of October 2023.
  • CAN I STILL GET PARTNER ITEMS ON HOLD?  Yes. We will still send and receive crates from our nearly 40 Partner libraries throughout this process.
  • WILL ALL OF THE STAFF STAY ON DURING RENOVATION? WHAT WILL YOU DO?  We have no plans to lay-off any of the staff.  Since the library will continue to operate – just in a smaller capacity and different location – we will still have normal operations and job functions to perform.
  • WILL CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING CONTINUE? Yes!  Mother Goose and Story Time will continue throughout the renovation – as will our Summer Reading Program.  We may not offer many special programs, but we definitely will continue our regular programs.
  • WILL YOU HAVE ADULT PROGRAMS?  Maybe.  It all depends on the space we have to operate in.  Of course, adults are encouraged to also participate in our Summer Reading Program, so be sure to watch for details in May/June.
  • DO SOME BOOKS REALLY HAVE AN OCTOBER 2ND DUE DATE?  Yes!  All of our 28-day books now have extended due dates to October 2, 2023.  We need to clear out the building so we need your help.  Come into the library and fill up a box or two to keep at home during our renovation project.  Holds don’t work for this – so give us a call if you’re looking for a specific book.  This is a great time to dive into a particular author or genre – or even try something new.  It’s not just Fiction either.  Non-Fiction and the Montana collection are included too!
  • WILL YOU HAVE MEETING ROOM SPACE IN YOUR TEMPORARY LOCATION? No, we will not have meeting space available during our renovation.
  • WHERE WILL YOUR LIBRARY TRUSTEE BOARD MEETINGS TAKE PLACE? At this time it is expected that our meetings will be held in person at our temporary location.

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