Libraries rock in the summer! We love welcoming families and kids to the Bozeman Public Library over the summer. Parents know how important it is for kids to keep reading, and we want to make it stress-free and fun to choose books that your kids will enjoy.
"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.
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.
Mondays 10:30 - 11:30 AM in June and July for kids entering Kindergarten this fall.