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We are beginning a phased re-opening plan for the Library! Starting Friday, May 15th, we are starting to take returns. Returns will only be accepted on Fridays until further notice: see instructions. On Monday, May 18th we begin curbside pickups for holds. Please see instructions for how this process works. The Library will remain closed during this phase. We are following guidelines from the state, the County Health Department and the City of Bozeman for re-opening slowly and we look forward to seeing you sometime soon in the future.

Teen Volunteering

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Virtual Volunteering during Covid-19

Even though the Library is closed, there are still online activities that you can do for your local community and other projects across country.

  • Gallatin County Community Memoir Project - The Gallatin History Museum is creating a Community Memoir for the people of Gallatin County and Southwest Montana, asking residents to write a letter reflecting on their personal experiences, observations and opinions during this crisis.
  • LibriVox Audiobooks - Lend your voice and help LibriVox "to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet."  Help preserve stories and increase access to audio material for the blind and those with print disabilities.
  • Library of Congress: By the People - Become a virtual volunteer and help transcribe historical documents into digital collections for the Library of Congress.
  • New York Public Library: What's on the menu? - Are you a bit of a foodie?  Get inspired (or terrified) by helping the New York Public Library transcribe their collection of historic restaurant menus.

Volunteer!

Need to get some community service hours?  Or just want to help out?  Volunteers, ages 14-18, are welcome at the Library!  Teen volunteers perform a variety of duties, but most importantly they organize and re-shelf returned books and help with children's activities. You will need to fill out a volunteer application (online or printed version) and meet with the Teen Librarian, Kate, to answer a few questions and arrange training. For minors, a guardian’s signature is required. Call (406) 582-2414 for more information. 

Due to the current COVID-19 closure, the Library is currently not seeking additional volunteers.

*Note: short-term/temporary volunteering is limited to a maximum of 12 hours*

Teen Volunteer Application: Online or PDF printable copy.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Teens are encouraged to participate in periodic meetings of the TAG. Can't make it on a regular basis? Let us know you're interested and we'll keep you in mind for short term work projects that benefit the Library, such as the helping with the book sale or spring clean-up.

Teen Advisory Group application

2019 TAG meetings start in Jan.