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Kids Summer Reading

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Thank you for visiting the Library this summer and participating in our many rockin' events!  We look forward to seeing you during the rest of the summer.

End of Summer Celebration!

Join us Friday, August 24th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM to celebrate a great summer of reading and music with aerial arts, acrobats, trapeze, juggling & balance and a walking globe!  Presented by Bozeman Cirque School and hosted on the grounds of the Library and Lindley Park, join us for a grand finale morning of crazy fun for all our summer readers and families!

Summer Reading Prizes - Prize books will be available starting August 15 in the Children's Room for all kids presenting their 3 collected stickers on their reading logs.

"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Kick-Off! Saturday, June 16

Princess Fearless Family Concert 11:00 - 11:45 AM 

Princess Fearless is a royal musical super heroine from Utah making her third visit to Bozeman to entertain us with her banjo, guitar, and ukulele, along with bass-playing Prince Craig. This concert is perfect for families of preschoolers and early elementary, and all summer reading information and materials will be available. This high-energy performance is a great way to start our summer reading program!

Musical Junkyard Build 1:00 - 3:00 PM

We are saving our tin cans, aluminum pie plates, keys, silverware, and other metal scraps. . . you can too! This creative endeavor is for school-age kids who want to design something that makes a sound. We will provide the junk, you provide the kids, and parents will watch from a distance as kids MAKE . . . with supervision from our friends at Bozeman MakerSpace! All summer reading materials will be available as well in the Children’s Room starting in June.

Summer Reading Program

When you register your child for our  “Libraries Rock!” summer reading program, you will get a reading log to keep track of books read, one or two food coupons, and a calendar of all of our children’s and teen programs during the summer.

Free Summer Lunch

Families can stop by every week day from 12:00 - 1:00 PM to have a free healthy lunch, starting Monday, June 11 throughout the entire summer. Thanks to Gallatin Valley Food Bank and HRDC, summer can be a time to bring people together for food, friends, and fun!

Kids Playing for Kids: Lunchtime Open Mic!

Do you sing or play an instrument?  If you are under 18, please join us any Friday at 12:30 PM starting June 22 to perform one or two pieces outside while families enjoy their free lunch.


Camp Rock

Music and activities for ages 6-11 in the Large Community Room. Meets Fridays from June 22 through July 27 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

June 22 - Explore the world of sound with Museum of the Rockies

June 29 - Learn to play the ukulele with Marla Goodman and friends

July 6 - Traditional Music & Games of the Northern Plains, Shane Doyle and friends

July 13 - Yamama African music

July 20 - Contra Dancing

July 27 - It’s All about Balance with Paúl Gomez, Bozeman Cirque School


Summer STEAM for Preschoolers

Fridays from 10:30 AM -12:00 PM

STEAM crafts for preschoolers from June 22 through July 27 in the Children's Room.


Kinder Camp

Mondays 10:30 - 11:30 AM in June and July for kids entering Kindergarten this fall.


Afternoon Programs (on break for August!)

Check out our regular afternoon programs for school-aged kids too!