Happenings in Children's

We have a lot of things happening in the Children's area.  Scroll down the page to find information on the program you're interested in, or call us at 657-8256.

Summer Reading Begins May 4th

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Summer Reading is designed to encourage the entertaining pastime of reading while adding fun activities and challenges to your days. This summer, the theme is "A Universe of Stories!" and we have 4 programs, each appropriate for a particular age group. Earn points for participating and get badges and prizes as you go. When we wrap up the program,"spend" your points until July 26 at 10 pm on prize raffles that take place on July 29. 

May 9 Mustangs Prize Package

Follow the link to our Summer Reading page for more information on how to sign-up, ways to earn points, using those points for raffle tickets for prizes and pictures of the prizes!

Good Luck and Happy Reading!

Make and Take Spring Craft

Monday, Monday May 13th

Craft Corner

3:00-4:45 pm

  • Join us for a fun Spring Craft
  • No registration required
  • All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Clean up starts at 4:45

Jr. Science- Art Market

Wednesday, May 15th

Community Room

4:00-5:00 pm

  • 6-8 year olds
  • Let your creative side unwind! 
  • We will supply the art supplies and you decide what art you want to create! 
  • Stop by the Children's desk or call 406-657-8256 to register

Tween Explorer - Stitch Beading

Wednesday, May 22nd

Community Room

4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • 9-12 year olds
  • Expression comes in many forms! 
  • Art is not perfection, its expression! 
  • Come express your creativity using classic beading techniques!
  • Stop by the Children's desk or call 406-657-8256 to register.

Jr. Adventure - Microbe Zoo

Wednesday, May 29th

2nd Floor Conference Room

4:00-5:00 pm

  • 6-8 year olds
  • Life is a zoo, especially when you’re a microorganism! 
  • Let’s craft a world of tiny and powerful microbes!
  • Stop by the Children's desk or call 406-657-8256 to register

R.E.A.D. to a Dog  

Saturday, June 1st

Story Tower

11am - Noon

  • Each reader will have the chance to read to one dog
  • All children who are readers are welcome
  • Registration is the day of the program at the Children's desk
  • Space is limited
  • More Information on R.E.A.D.

Tween STEAM - Constellation Mapping

Wednesday, June 5th

Community Room

3:00-4:00 pm

  • 9-12 year olds
  • For thousands of years humans have used the stars to guide them. 
  • Let’s discover how they mapped the constellations and craft out own constellation maps! 
  • Stop by the Children’s Desk or call 406-657-8256.

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Vox Books!

Available now in the Children's Area!

Make learning and literacy development more exciting with VOX Books. VOX Books are physical books equipped with an audio player that narrates to children as they follow along. 


  • Hardcover book with full audio recording 
  • Headphone jack for individual learning and a built-in speaker
  • Fully portable– the rechargeable battery allows up to 100 listens per charge and no Wi-Fi or data are required
  • Easy set up– simply push a button to listen and read, from beginning to end