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Parmly Billings Library

This time, the Parmly Billings Library is coming down for good

This time, the Parmly Billings Library is coming down for good

The Billings Public Library’s parking garden will be constructed before Nov. 1 — well, most of it, anyway.

September 02, 2014 5:09 pmLoading…
Let the demolition begin — soon

Let the demolition begin — soon

Billings Public Library Director Bill Cochran is laying 50-50 odds that the parking lot will indeed be constructed on the site of the old Parmly Billings Library before cold temperatures this fall preclude the laying of asphalt.

August 15, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Demolition of old library encounters another hang-up

Demolition of old library encounters another hang-up

The half-demolished Billings Parmly Library will stand a few more weeks as crews wait for equipment to access the building’s basement.

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Crews get to work on asbestos cleanup at old library

Crews get to work on asbestos cleanup at old library

Asbestos removal at the old Parmly Billings Library could take a week or it could take three weeks, but the action marks the beginning of the end for the erstwhile brick building.

June 30, 2014 5:24 pmLoading…
Library demolition could continue on Friday

Library demolition could continue on Friday

After months of waiting, the site of the old Parmly Billings Library building could transform from a post-apocalyptic frame to bustling work site as early as Friday.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Feature photos: Library demolition

Feature photos: Library demolition

Demolition work continues on the Parmly Billings Library building to make way for a parking lot to serve the adjacent Billings Public Library.

May 15, 2014 2:26 pm Photos

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Parmly Billings Library during demolition

Parmly Billings Library during demolition

The west side of the Parmly Billings Library during demolition Thursday.

May 15, 2014 2:03 pmLoading…
Billings Public Library during demolition

Billings Public Library during demolition

The southwest corner of the Billings Public Library during demolition Thursday.

May 15, 2014 2:03 pmLoading…
Billings Public Library during demolition

Billings Public Library during demolition

Demolition continues on the southwest corner of the Billings Public Library on Thursday.

May 15, 2014 2:03 pmLoading…
Asbestos delays demolition of old Billings library

Asbestos delays demolition of old Billings library

Like most Billings residents, Bill Cochran thought he’d be seeing the old Parmly Billings Library coming down by now, making way for a 100-space parking lot, new entrance for the library and considerable landscaping just outside the library’s Community Room.

April 08, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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From the editor: Time's a wastin'

As I promised in an earlier column, we would be printing the suggestions of folks who submitted ideas for a time capsule which will be suspended (instead of buried) in the new, impressive Billings Public Library.

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Demolition underway at old library

Demolition underway at old library

Demolition began on the outside of the old Parmly Billings Library on Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 5:28 pmLoading…
Flying off the shelves: Library scrambles to keep pace with its success

Flying off the shelves: Library scrambles to keep pace with its success

You may think more than 10 weeks after opening on Jan. 6 that the luster might have worn off the new Billings Public Library.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Old library closes

Old library closes

A library patron walks down the spiral staircase in the Billings Public Library on the last day in the building Dec. 13. The new library will open in January.

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Library closes its doors for the last time

Library closes its doors for the last time

Booker the Bear isn’t making the move to the new library in the coming three weeks, but nearly everything else is.

December 13, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Last day at the library

Last day at the library

Patrons stock up on books and media on the last day in the current Billings Public Library building. The new building will open to the public January 6.

December 13, 2013 6:05 pm Photos

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A contractor hangs plastic

A contractor hangs plastic

A contractor hangs plastic in preparation for putting a door in the wall of the children's area of the Billings Public Library on Friday. The door will be used to move the books and other materials to the new building.

December 13, 2013 6:03 pmLoading…
Margie Sylvester shelves fiction books

Margie Sylvester shelves fiction books

Billings Public Library staff member Margie Sylvester shelves fiction books on the last day in the building Friday.

December 13, 2013 6:03 pmLoading…
Patrons browse through movies

Patrons browse through movies

Billings Public Library patrons browse through movies on the last day in the building Friday.

December 13, 2013 6:03 pmLoading…

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