A fundraising campaign for a new Bigfork library is a third of the way to its goal, offering hope that work on the new site can begin in 2021.
In December, fundraising efforts surpassed the $500,000 mark, the first big milestone en route to a $1.6 million goal to fund the renovation and equipping of the new library.
“Everything has been pushed back a year later than we hoped since we lost the ability to really fundraise last year,” Charlotte Housel, executive director of ImagineIF Library Foundation said. “There’s so much more urgency now because COVID has highlighted the space concerns with the current location, and it drives home how badly we need to have safe spaces and ADA spaces in our community.”
As of Feb. 11, the library’s capital campaign had raised $560,000, with a joint pledge by three local banks — Glacier Bank, Park Side Credit Union and First…