MT Community libraries feel growing pains

There are five libraries in Gallatin County, located in Bozeman, Belgrade, Manhattan, Three Forks and West Yellowstone. More people in each of the communities means more readers, although not every library is feeling the squeeze from growth.

West Yellowstone’s library, which has a $105,000 annual budget, is in a slightly different situation in that it must not only accommodate the residents, but all the tourists who pass through the community.

Many tourists use the library’s Internet and wireless services during the summertime, Girard said.