By Andi Bourne

Swan Valley information hub celebrates 40 years of service


November 21, 2019

Colleen Kesterson, Pathfinder & Loretta Cooper

The Swan Valley Library Board broke ground for the library July 17, 1978. It opened September 1979. The first Swan Valley Library Board pictured in front of the new library at the Grand Opening Aug. 9, 1980 (L-R): Missoula City-County Library Director William Snyder, Librarian Susie Cox, Ann Ford, John Eickman, Paul Morton, Dale Johnson and Del Pockrus.

SWAN VALLEY – This November, the Swan Valley Community Library celebrates 40 years of serving the Swan Valley. While the building has been updated and faces have changed, it remains a hub of information and resources while serving as a meeting place for residents and visitors. The community is invited to stop in and celebrate the 40-year milestone with refreshments and door prizes Nov. 20 and 22 during regular hours.

The Swan Valley Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) presented the dream of a library in the Swan Valley March 1976. They initially proposed moving t...

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