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 support Carnegie libraries and historic library preservation in Montana.


Carnegie Libraries Traveling Exhibit Schedule 


November  2021 – Missoula Public Library

Past Appearances:

September 2019 – Big Timber

October 2019 – Fort Benton

November 2019 – Lewistown

December 2019 – Kalispell, at Hockaday Museum of Art

January 2020 – Bozeman Public Library

February 2020 – Great Falls Public Library          

June 15-30, 2020 – Malta

July 1-17, 2020 – Chinook

July 18-31, 2020 – Havre

August 1-21, 2020 – Glasgow

July – August 2021 – Livingston


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