When the new Billings Public Library opened in January, the grand opening for its main entrance, courtyard and parking garden was set for June 30.
A joyous and standing-room-only crowd of more than 150 gathered Saturday afternoon to dedicate a library that its architect called “a pavilion of light and view,” a “colorful building with character, a 21st century pole barn — and so much more.”
The new Billings Public Library, which will throw open its doors for the first time Monday, probably wouldn't have been built without the jump-start of a $2 million donation.
Even at this stage of bare steel and concrete, you can get a pretty good idea of the grandeur of the new Billings library.
Officially Mason Hill has worked for Hill Masonry Inc. for a dozen years, and his current title is project manager and estimator. In reality, he has been associated with the family business for as long as he can remember.
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The architectural vision for the new Parmly Billings Library is a sustainable and dynamic pavilion of community pride and iconic presence — a volume of light, transparency, and color that grows from the fabric of the urban streetscape.
Staff at Parmly Billings Library spent part of Wednesday trying to come up with a song for the day to match the work going on outside.
Parmly Billings Library Director Bill Cochran said the city is moving ahead with plans for a new library, focusing on demolishing the old Underriner Motors building behind the library and relocating utilities in the alley.
Will Bruder spent election night in Phoenix at the election headquarters of mayoral candidate Greg Stanton.
Billings will have a new library. By a margin of nearly 57 to 43 percent, Billings voters approved a $16 million bond to build a new Parmly Billings Library
Supporters of a new Parmly Billings Library say they have reached their goal of raising $5 million in private donations.
The people designing the proposed new Parmly Billings Library aren’t going for the gold, but they do hope for a high silver.
Supporters of a new Parmly Billings Library told the City Council Monday that they have nearly reached their goal of raising $5 million in private donations.
Architect Will Bruder chats with a visitor Monday during a public meeting on plans for a new Parmly Billings Library.
Leslie Modrow, development director for the Parmly Billings Library Foundation, has a ready answer for those who say Billings doesn’t need a new library, that the existing one is good enough.
Leslie Modrow, development director for the Parmly Billings Library Foundation, and her son Nick head out to distribute yard signs in support of the library initiative on Friday, Oct. 7.
Supporters assemble yard signs for the Billings Library initiative.
Chris Schmechel assembles yard signs in support of the Billings library initiative.
Parmly Billings Library patrons wait in line for the doors to open on Wednesday, Oct. 5.