Issue 8 | 2022
Having reached $1.5 million of its $2 million goal, the Next Chapter Campaign now asks
the entire community to make gifts to the campaign through its website at www.polsonlibraryfoundation.org.
“Our community relies on the resources we provide at the library, but with a growing population, outdated building and staff eager to add additional programs and services, we are finding it difficult to fulfill our mission of – a contemporary center of literacy and lifelong learning for all users – without making these key improvements”, said Abbi Dooley, library director of the North Lake County Public Library District.
Since moving to the corner of 1st Avenue and 1st Street East in 1989, minimal structural improvements have been made to the library. The goal of the Next Chapter Campaign is to modernize the facility while increasing accessibility.
Next Chapter Campaign Launches Public Phase “Our volunteer Foundation Board has worked diligently with our generous community for the last 18 months to raise $1.5 million,” said Connie Brownell, president of the North Lake County Library Foundation. “We are grateful for the support received so far and are eager to reach our goal to make this dream a reality for our area.”
Each year, the North Lake County Public Library District serves thousands of individuals and families through programs like children’s story hour, Humanities Montana lectures, and technology assistance services. In fiscal year 2019, nearly 60,000 books, e-books and audio books were circulated to library cardholders.
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The Greater Polson Community Foundation
pushes forward the reality of an improved library with a generous gift of $100,000 to the North Lake County Library Foundation’s Next Chapter Campaign.
“The services the library provides to our community are vital,” said Toni Young Whealon, Greater Polson Community Foundation president. “We are honored to grant this support to improve the children’s area, technology resources, accessibility, and more.”
The Next Chapter Campaign has raised $1.5 million towards the $2 million project that focuses on renovating the library’s existing footprint to make key improvements.
Greater Polson Community Foundation Gives $100,000
“With simple, meaningful modifications, we can transform the current facility into a 21st Century library that the Polson community can be proud of,” said Connie Brownell, North Lake County Library Foundation president. “Now, the library’s physical appearance and functionality will match the caliber of the service already provided within the space.”
The updated library will repurpose an existing 2,000 square feet and will include a new entrance, ADA-compliant accessibility, more room for programming including updates to the children’s area, and space for vital computers and technology equipment.