Improvements made to Libby Library

Print Article

  • Malia Bennett, Susan Horelick and JoAnn Gerheim move books in the Libby Library. (Photo by Chuck Gerheim)

  • 1

    The Libby Library’s reading area is shown with its new color. (Photo by Alyssa Ramirez)

  • Malia Bennett, Susan Horelick and JoAnn Gerheim move books in the Libby Library. (Photo by Chuck Gerheim)

  • 1

    The Libby Library’s reading area is shown with its new color. (Photo by Alyssa Ramirez)

Some improvements were made to Libby Library during a recent closure for staff training.

“The library received a fresh coat of paint thanks to Maintenance Director Joe Nagle,” states Director Alyssa Ramirez in a news release. “After a week of polling patrons, ‘crocodile-style’ green was selected as the new color for our walls.”

Another improvement will better serve vision-impaired patrons who use the library’s Large Print Collection.

“When we first decided to make the large print books their own collection, the location ended up being the furthest corner of the library, [which is] not particularly practical for patrons,” Ramirez wrote. “While staff was at training, the Libby Friends of the Library took up the monumental task of not only relocating the Large Print Collection to a more convenient location but moving the entire Fiction Collection to make room.”

Libby Friends of the Library volunteers moved about 10,000 items, she wrote.

In other news, a “Brews for Benefits” night at Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company on Oct. 4 will benefit the Large Print Collection.

As a large number of our patrons are over 60 years of age, the use of our Large Print Collection is only increasing,” Ramirez wrote. “Unfortunately, these items are more expensive than regular print materials.”

Print Article

Read More Briefs

Chorale Express stopping in Troy this year

October 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News The Northwest Montana Chorale Express is coming to the Troy High School auditorium on Monday, Oct. 29, and bringing young singers from around the area. Started in 2006 by former music educators Lorr...

Comments

Read More

Senior Commodities for October in Libby

October 11, 2018 at 7:55 pm | Western News Senior Commodities for Libby residents will be distributed Thursday, Oct. 25 at VFW Post 1548 in Libby from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is not a veterans program, and parties must be Libby residents ...

Comments

Read More

Churches invite all to Oct. 14 block party

October 09, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News Libby Assembly of God and the Nazarene church are replacing its annual Halloween carnival with a block party. All are invited to attend the free event, which takes place Oct. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m...

Comments

Read More

Gianforte commends two Lincoln County veterans

October 09, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News Two Lincoln County men are among 19 recipients of the 2018 Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation, the office of Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte has announced. The men are John Alex of Libby,...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 293-4124
311 California Ave.
Libby, MT 59923

©2018 The Western News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X