Children

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 

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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. 

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!                    

Musical Story Time- Cinderella

Monday, June 24th

12:30 pm

Story Tower

  • Join us for a new special Story Time series that brings music and storytelling together!
  • This week, we'll revisit the classic tale of Cinderella using music from Disney, Gioacchino Rossini, and Jules Massenet. 
  • No registration required.

Make and Take Summer Craft

Monday,  June 24th

Craft Corner

3:00-4:45 pm

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

Jr. Adventure - Self Portraits with Frieda

Wednesday, June 26th

2nd Floor Conference Room

3:00-4:00 pm

  • 6-8 year olds
  • Fashionable, confident, and resilient. Freda was inspirational during her time and ours, come find out why!
  • Participants need to sign up for Summer Reading!
  • Stop by the Children's desk or call 406-657-8256 to register

Thursday Morning Program -  featuring Pompey's Pillar National Monument

Thursday, June 27th

10:30 am

Community Room

  • Learn all about Montana's most famous monument.
  • A fun interactive way to explore the our state
  • All children are welcome
  • No registration required!

Jr. Star Lab

Thursday, June 27th

Community Room

2:15-3:00 pm

  • 6-8 year olds
  • Come explore the stars, while its still daylight!
  • Participants need to sign up for Summer Reading!
  • Stop by the Children's desk or call 406-657-8256 to register

Tween Star Lab

Thursday, June 27th

Community Room

3:15-4:00 pm

  • 9-12 year olds
  • The night sky is more than just a pretty view, it’s full of stars, planets, and so much more!
  • Participants need to sign up for Summer Reading!
  • Stop by the Children's desk or call 406-657-8256 to register

Saturday Space Movies for Kids - Mars Needs Moms

Saturday, June 29th

Story Tower

2pm

  • Enjoy a fun space movie!
  • All children welcome & no registration required
  • Stay for the whole movie and be entered into a drawing for the movie!

Musical Story Time- Magic Flute

Monday, July 1st

12:30 pm

Story Tower

  • Join us for a new special Story Time series that brings music and storytelling together!
  • This week, we’ll introduce Mozart’s classic opera The Magic Flute. 
  • No registration required. 

Make and Take Summer Craft

Monday,  July 1st

Craft Corner

3:00-4:45 pm

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

Tween STEAM - Wet Vacation with National Geographic

Wednesday, July 3rd

Community Room

3:00-4:00 pm

  • 9-12 year olds
  • Its summer and vacation time! Want to plan the ultimate Montana vacation?
  •  Craft your own vacation with the Giant National Geographic Montana Map! 
  • Participants need to sign up for Summer Reading!
  • Stop by the Children’s Desk or call 406-657-8256.

Special Story Time - BFG

Saturday, July 6th

Community Room

10:30 am

  • Join us for a scene from the NOVA Theater production of the BFG (based on the book the BFG – Big Friendly Giant by Roald Dahl). 
  • Stay for a craft following the performance.
  • No registration required.

Saturday Space Movies for Kids - E.T.

Saturday, July 6th

Story Tower

2pm

  • Enjoy a fun space movie!
  • All children welcome & no registration required
  • Stay for the whole movie and be entered into a drawing for the movie!

TWEEN Explorers: Sounds of Planets

Monday, July 8th

Community Room

10:30-11:30 am

  • Can you guess what sound Saturn makes?
  • In Sounds of the Planets, kids will investigate the music of the spheres and learn about scientific and musical re-creations of planetary sounds. 
  • Using NASA’s recordings of planets from the Cassini Mission and Gustav Holst’s The Planets as models, learners will work in teams to create music for their own planet.
  •  Register your 8-12 year old at the Children’s Desk or call 406-657-8256.    

Make and Take Summer Craft

Monday,  July 8th

Craft Corner

3:00-4:45 pm

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

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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. 

Features:

  • 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