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

Book launch & author talk September 7th

October– Fort Benton

Kate Hampton speaks October 22nd

November– Lewistown 

Kate Hampton speaks November 7th

December– Kalispell, at Hockaday Museum of Art

January– Bozeman, at Bozeman Public Library

February– TBA

March– Livingston

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


Surviving Carnegie Libraries in Montana