Retired Art Teacher Unveils Library Highlights - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Retired Art Teacher Unveils Library Highlights

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

It's been eagerly awaited, and now people got a chance to get a peak inside the new $20 million Billings Public Library.

Even though they've faced difficulties along the way, including postponing the unveiling, community members are happy with the results.

Inside the new Billings Public Library is natural light and bright hues. Library Director, Bill Cochran said this is what it's all about.

"To see their faces when they walk in and just started smiling and ooh-ing and ahhh-ing at the color and the light, and going over to the coffee shop," Cochran said.

That's right! Coffee shop filled with customers, and small treats. If you ask retired art teacher, Kate Morris, about the colors, her contemporary view will sweep you away.

"Amber waves of grain, the gold is you know, and the blue's, blue sky colors is just, and that beautiful green, it's gorgeous," Morris said.

When Morris took us on a tour of her highlights, they included vintage furniture and the 44-foot story cone designed for kids.

"I am just blown away truly blown away. The children in that little story room where you look up, it's just spectacular. I want to be a kid," said Morris.

But she's not the only one who feels that way.

"The story tower is awesome. Will Bruder has done things like this in other buildings, but he's never done one this big or this awesome," Cochran said.

The library is not on normal hours yet, and the formal opening for the library will be on February 1st.

The hours it will be open (from January 6th through 12th) are 10 AM to 7 PM Monday through Thursday. On Friday, the library will resume its normal hours of 10 AM to 6 PM.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Majority of Joyce St. Property Owners Want Road Improvements

    Majority of Joyce St. Property Owners Want Road Improvements

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:19:23 GMT
    Packed in a local restaurant dining room, property owners along Joyce St., in the Heights, gave the city the green light on drawing up plans to improve their street.Over two dozen Joyce St. property owners showed up. At the end of the meeting, it was suggested a hand raising vote be held to let the city know property owners were serious about the road improvement plans.David Mumford, City of Billings Public Works Director, said in September, there will be a final meeting to get the necessary ...
    Packed in a local restaurant dining room, property owners along Joyce St., in the Heights, gave the city the green light on drawing up plans to improve their street.Over two dozen Joyce St. property owners showed up. At the end of the meeting, it was suggested a hand raising vote be held to let the city know property owners were serious about the road improvement plans.David Mumford, City of Billings Public Works Director, said in September, there will be a final meeting to get the necessary ...
  • Lonnie Bells Rings in His 90th Birthday

    Lonnie Bells Rings in His 90th Birthday

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:01:30 GMT
    For five decades, Lonnie Bell has been on the airwaves in the Magic City and surrounding area. Bell is a well known disc jockey, with connections to some of country music's biggest names: Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Merle Travis, and John Prine, just to name a few.Bell's family and friends came from all over Montana and the country.Bell's granddaughter, Marti Bell said
    For five decades, Lonnie Bell has been on the airwaves in the Magic City and surrounding area. Bell is a well known disc jockey, with connections to some of country music's biggest names: Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Merle Travis, and John Prine, just to name a few.Bell's family and friends came from all over Montana and the country.Bell's granddaughter, Marti Bell said
  • Carbon County Fair

    Carbon County Fair

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:01:21 GMT

    The Carbon County Fair was in full swing Thursday in Red Lodge.

    The Carbon County Fair was in full swing Thursday in Red Lodge.