BELGRADE – Gale Bacon was named the Librarian of the Year by the Montana Librarian association.
In Bacon’s twelve years of service, the library has grown substantially and earned a number of honors which include the best small library in America by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and American Library Association.
Under Bacon’s leadership, the library now offers a number of programs that go beyond just books including a computer coding and technology classes for students in the Belgrade Community.
Bacon says that a large part of the library’s success is the community and the people she works with.
“The community is very supportive of this library it’s just a pleasure to work here every day my staff is young, bright, and motivated and it’s very rewarding to be a part of that team,” said Gale Bacon Belgrade Community Library Director.
“I know that we have good resources within the community within the comparison to what is accomplished, it’s amazing to me, utterly amazing to me, so I appreciate Gale’s ability to gather the support that she gathers from the community, board, foundation from her staff,” said Cynthia Cheney Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Bacon will officially receive the honor Friday, April 13th.