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.

Young Author's Competition

Thank you for all submissions

There were three winners, one in each category

8-10 Year Olds - Gracie Shea with Finding Home

11-12 Year Olds - Megan Foss with The Silhouette

13+ Year Olds - KF with The Rise of the Fallen

Please read the Honorable Mentions as well

8-10 Year Olds - Lost Dog by Maggie Maloney

8-10 Year Olds - My Life by Sawyer Maloney

11-12 Year Olds - Tight Rope by Elsa Waite

11-12 Year Olds - Cerise by Hannah Renee Hibbard

13+ - The Gauntlet by Penny Duran

13+ - Stranded in the Blue by Leah Smith

Please call 406-657-8256 with any questions

Make and Take Winter Craft

Monday, November 26th

Children's Craft Corner


  • All children are welcome
  • Stop by anytime between 3-4:45pm
  • No registration required
  • Children under 8 MUST be accompanied by an adult

Jr. Science - Cosmic Craters 

Thursday, November 29th 

Community Room

4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • 6-8 years olds and their adults
  • Crash! Boom! Bang! Did you see that cosmic explosion?
  •  Join us for a space exploration into cosmic craters!
  • Register by calling 657-8256 or stop by the Children's Desk

Special Story Time Event 

Author Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

Saturday, December 1st

Story Tower

10:00 am

  • Enjoy a special program with the author
  • Michelle has written 6 picture books including Cordelia and Bob is a Unicorn

R.E.A.D. to a Dog

Saturday, December 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.

Crafting Holiday Cards

Monday, December 3rd

Craft Corner

3:00-4:45 pm

  • Spread a little holiday cheer by gifting a card!
  • Join us for an exciting afternoon of creating beautiful handmade cards 
  • Each child that makes a chard can choose a free book from the Pedal-Powered Library!

Make and Take Winter Craft

Monday, December 10th

Craft Corner

3:00-4:45 pm

  • Join us to make your own paper plate snowglobe
  • No registration required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult

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.
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