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  • Glasgow City-County Library Purchases New Land

    Library Director Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Feb 8, 2023

    The Glasgow City-County Library is pleased to announce the recent purchase of property located behind the library building. The new land addition includes the gazebo, flower beds and other landscaping accents. There are a number of reasons why the library has been interested in obtaining the land. Although we love our library building, we have outgrown the space for the collection, programs and services. The new property addition will allow for us to plan for many wonderful things for the future of the library and our community, “when the oppor...

  • Glasgow City-County Public Library Reopening

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|May 13, 2020

    The Glasgow City-County Public Library is happy to announce our next phase in reopening. The library is now open inside and will continue to offer curbside services. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed on Saturdays. Patrons are asked to please use the book drop to return items or return items on the designated cart which will be set aside when entering the library. Please do not return items to the circ desk because they are being cleaned and quarantined before checking-in and re-shelving. Patrons are asked...

  • Glasgow City-County Library Offering Online Services

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Apr 22, 2020

    Closing the Glasgow City-County Library was difficult, but important to keep people safe during this challenging time. Undoubtedly, it has had a huge impact on our patrons and community. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve and change, the library is working on ways to safely provide services as we begin to reopen in phases at some point in the future. The Valley County Friends of the Library will be providing free grab-and-go bags Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the library, 408 3rd Ave. S....

  • Library COVID-19 Measures

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Mar 18, 2020

    To prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, the Glasgow City County Public Library is taking precautionary safety measures As of now, the library will continue to stay open with limited services for two weeks. We will abide by all City, County, State and Federal mandates. Effective immediately March 16, 2020, the following measures are being instituted: Patrons are asked not to linger or hang out at the library. To drop off items and get what is needed. All public events/programming will be suspended for two weeks....

  • Unshelved: How Do You Dewey?

    Megan Haddix|Dec 12, 2018

    The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system was developed by Melvil Dewey in 1873 and published in 1876. Libraries either use the DDC or the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system to organize materials. The DDC is a system that organizes assigned numbers to subjects. This makes it so that materials can be shelved with other items of similar topics, and found easily in a library. The DDC is the most widely used system in the world, for public and small academic libraries, to organize and classify books by fields. There are 10 main...

  • Unshelved: Montana Talking Books Library

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Oct 17, 2018

    Did you know there is a reading program for Montana residents who cannot read standard print materials due to a blindness, reading disability, vision loss or physical limitation? Welcome to the Montana Talking Books Library (MTBL). Talking Books are recorded materials in audio format that are available for free loan. In addition, MTBL contracts with Utah State Library to provide Braille embossed library services to residents of Montana A wide variety of items and subject matter are offered. MTBL has an in-house recording studio where...

  • Unshelved: Digital Offerings At Your Fingertips

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Oct 3, 2018

    The Glasgow City-County Library (GCCL) has a variety of digital materials on hand in the collection for everyone’s interest. This week’s Unshelved column highlights a few movies, books on CD (BOCD) and music available for check out. DVD Movies Only the Brave. A film based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and is dedicated to the team of firefighters who lost most of their members while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s A Beautiful Day Collection. This special PBS DVD set celebra...

  • Unshelved at GCCL: Banned Book Week

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Sep 26, 2018

    Banned Books Week is a time every year dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read held this year from Sept. 23-29. The objectives of the week are bring about awareness of books that have been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools, encourages people to engage in conversation about banned or challenged books, and drawing attention to the harms of censorship. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, while a banning is the actual removal of those materials. When an item is challenged it involves more than...

  • Library Card Sign-up Month 2018

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Sep 5, 2018

    As students of Valley County head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn't cost a penny – it's a library card. This September, Glasgow City-County Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage people of all ages to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement, entertainment and lifelong learning. L...

  • Unshelved: DVD Highlights Available at GCCL

    Megan Haddix, Librarians Corner|Aug 29, 2018

    The Glasgow City-County library has over 3,000 DVD titles in the collection ranging from popular series to documentaries. Newly added selections can be found on the new shelf near the front entrance of the library. The check-out limit for adult patrons is five DVDs and children patrons (under 18) may check out two DVDs. The loan period for DVDs is one week and subject to $0.25 per day fine if not returned by the due date. Checked out materials can be renewed at the library or by calling during business hours at 228-2731. You may also renew...

  • GCCL Provides Many Services to Public

    Megan Haddix, Librarians Corner|Jul 11, 2018

    Did you know that the month of July marks 110 years that the Glasgow City-County Library has been established? The historical background is that the people of Glasgow wanted a public library and reading room, so a meeting was called on Oct. 17, 1904. At this meeting, a Public Reading Room and Library Association was formed. A couple of years later in 1906, the city government passed Ordinance 42, which established and provided the maintenance for a permanent library, to be known as the Glasgow Public Library. A petition was sent in 1907 to the...

  • Unshelved at GCCL: "Libraries Rock"

    Megan Haddix, Librarians Corner|Jul 4, 2018

    This year’s musical themed Summer Reading Program (SRP) “Libraries Rock” started on June 18 and will end on July 25. Even though the program is into the third week, it’s not too late to register and participate in the remaining activities and events. The SRP is free and open to all ages: babies, children, teens and adults. On Thursday, July 5, “Alice” from the Fort Peck Summer Theatre for Young Audiences will read to the babies and young children. Following story time, there will be a “Queen of Hearts” dance party. This special event will be h...

  • Unshelved at GCCL: National Audiobook Month

    Megan Haddix, Librarians Corner|Jun 6, 2018

    June is National Audiobook Month and a great time to give it them a try or renew your love for auidobooks. Historically, spoken audio has been available in schools and libraries since the 1930s. Today audiobooks come in many formats, including compact discs and downloadable audio. Recently, I heard Whoopi Goldberg say on a teaser video, “A good audiobook speaks volumes,” and I couldn’t agree more. There are plenty of ways to enjoy listening to books and numerous literacy benefits with high entertainment value. As a youth, one of my favor...

  • Unshelved at GCCL: Library Options and Happenings

    Megan Haddix, Librarians Corner|May 2, 2018

    Things are busier than ever at the Glasgow City-County Library; this is also the time of year when the library staff are finalizing plans for the summer reading program (SRP). This year’s musical themed SRP starts on Monday, June 18, and ends on Wednesday, July 25. There will be educational activities and programs for persons of all ages. As a highlight, the Pretty Iron Feather Dancers from Wolf Point are going to perform on Tuesday, July 24. These special guests will demonstrate their cultural dancing, drums and costumes. Alice from ...

  • Library Will Be Closed for Renovations

    Megan Haddix, For the Courier|Nov 8, 2017

    The Glasgow City-County Library will be closed Nov. 13-14 so the facility can undergo a much-needed carpeting makeover. The library will be closed at a minimum of these two days. However, the project will be ongoing upon reopening. In order to complete the project in a timely fashion, some areas may be blocked off temporarily with alternative access to accommodate patrons....

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