Our library is booming- more than doubling in usage the last two years. Not just a home for books, it offers everyone in the Philipsburg community free access to computers, the internet, GED classes, children's programs, community spaces, and more! They've done what they can to increase the number of hours open, programming, and access to resources, but their budget and space is limited.
In February 2018, Philipsburg-area voters elected (with 70% approval) to expand the library district to include the area surrounding the Town of Philipsburg and fund the library's operations with a mill levy. This will create a more stable operating budget for the library, scaled to the actual number of people we serve, starting in 2020.
However, there is still plenty of work to be done! The library continues to rely on our volunteer help and fundraising assistance. Down the road, we hope to expand, furnish and equip our library to better serve our community.