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Teen Summer Reading

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School is out for the summer....and that means reading fun books instead of school books!  The Library is also your source for ebooks, audiobooks, and lots of online eLibrary resources you can use for free...all you need is your library card!

Bozeman Vs. Belgrade Reading Contest

Join the reading cause! Our 2nd annual reading contest between Bozeman and Belgrade teen readers runs from June 1 to July 31st.  Which town can read the most pages?  Last year, Belgrade won by over 10,000 pages and got our awesome trophy!  Bozeman, we need to bring our trophy home! 

The Reading Contest is now closed...stay tuned to see which town is the winner!


Out of This World Workshops!

Every Friday from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM the Library will host weird and wonderful workshops just for teens!  Galaxies with be painted, alien monsters will be created, otherworldly garden-scapes crafted, and much more. 

  • June 28: Space Terrariums
  • July 5: Moon phase/space themed jewelry making
  • July 12: Galaxy painting
  • July 19: Planet pillows
  • July 26: Nerf War prep - paint/decorate your Nerf gun or create some foam fortifications 

Bad Sci-fi Movie Nights

Watch and make fun of some epically bad movies!  First movie is on June 27 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Mortal Kombat (1995, PG13).  Second movie night will be on July 25 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpaceballs (1987, PG) .  We provide the snacks, you provide the movie commentary!

Teen Zombie (or Alien) Nerf War!

The tradition continues with our annual summer-time teen Nerf war on Saturday, July 27 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  The Library provides snacks, a limited collection of Nerf guns and extra ammo.  We will also have a prize drawing at the Nerf War (you don't need to be there to win).  Your chances to win increase with each workshop you go to and each Reading Contest page-tracker form you submit....so the more you do this summer at the Library, the better your chances at awesome prizes!  Participants must be aged 12 and up.  Registration required.  *Note: limited spots for this program; there is not a waiting list or walk-ins after all spots are filled.   

Free lunch every weekday at the Library with Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Summer should be a stress-free time for parents, kids, and teens.The Summer Meals Program is available all summer long, starting June 10 - August 30, Monday through Friday from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

The program is open to ALL kids and teens 18 and under. FREE, healthy meals are available at meal sites across the Gallatin Valley.  

There are no applications to fill out or proof of income. Just show up and enjoy a meal!  Follow this link for more info.