The Best Gift: Montana’s Carnegie Libraries




A celebration of Montana’s heritage, “The Best Gift: Montana’s Carnegie Libraries” captures the lasting legacy of Carnegie libraries in Montana through essays accompanied by historical and contemporary photographs.

Available now at local bookstores or online at

For wholesale inquiries contact Farcountry Press at 1-800-821-3874.

All proceeds will support Carnegie libraries and historic library preservation in Montana.






Carnegie Libraries Traveling Exhibit Schedule


September – Big Timber

October – Fort Benton

November – Lewistown 

December – Kalispell, at Hockaday Museum of Art


January – Bozeman Public Library

February – Great Falls Public Library          

March – Livingston        

April – Hardin

May – Hamilton

June – Glasgow/Malta

July – Chinook/Havre

August – Dillon

Mid-September-October – Red Lodge




Graphic design for the

traveling exhibit panels 

provided by Graphics by Gigette.




Please take a brief online survey about your experience with the traveling exhibit:


Surviving Carnegie Libraries in Montana