Family STEAM Night

This month we will play with the T - Technology component of S.T.E.A.M. Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 11 as we introduce computer science with Coding. . . a great way for kids to learn problem solving skills, logic, and creativity. We will participate in the 'Hour of Code™', a nationwide initiative to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. This evening program will meet in the Lab upstairs. Please register on this link  or call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404.

 Secret Gift Shop

If you are the parent of a child ages 3-8, please register for this year’s Secret Gift Shop! Kids can make two homemade gifts in the Community Room (with the help of our elves) while parents relax for a half-hour at the Library. Register for either the 3:00 or 4:00 time on Thursday, December 20.  Please register using this link, spots fill up fast!

xmasworkshop

 

"The Many Colors of Snow" Art Day

Bozeman Art Museum will host an art day for children in grades K-5 on Thursday, December 27. Participants will use non-traditional material and techniques of putting color in your art work, and will highlight the Caldecott-winning book by Matthew Cordell, Wolf in the Snow. Grades K-2 can attend the class from 2:30 - 3:55 PM and grades 3-5 can sign up for the 4:00 - 5:15 PM class. Registration is limited to 15 per class. Please sign-up at this link or call the Children’s Desk at 582-2404.

 Children's Choices Book Award: We want YOU....to read & vote!

Are you a 5th or 6th grader who LOVES to READ?
Join us as a Tween Book Reviewer by reading & rating books for Children’s Choices.
September 6, 2018 - January 18, 2019

What is Children’s Choices?    

Children’s Choices is a trusted source for book recommendations. Each year, children from different regions of the United States read and rate recently-published books. These may then become finalists in the Children’s Choices Book Awards. This project is co-sponsored by the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and the International Literacy Association (ILA).

 

How do you sign up?

Come to the Bozeman Public Library Children’s Desk to sign up and choose your first book to read and rate. These books must be checked out with a children’s librarian, as they check out separately than other library books.

Remember: The most important part is VOTING after you read.

VOTE here using the RED number found inside the front cover of the book.

How many books can you read and rate?

Children’s Choices Vote - 2019

Quick Links

Booklists

Links to various award winners and book recommendations.

TumbleBooks

Online collection of animated, talking picture books. Share the joy of reading in a fun format.

Kids' Book Club

The Kids' Book Club meets monthly on Thursdays at 4pm to talk about a new chosen title each month.

Homework Help

Resources to help students and families with homework.

Parent Resources

Resources to help parents and families with childhood development and early literacy skills.

Children's Programs

Programs run from September through July

MORNING PROGRAMS

Books & Babies

Rhymes & songs for infants 0-2 years on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM in the Community Room, and Saturdays at 10:00 AM in the Children's Room.

Baby Bistro

Breastfeeding that meets every Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Little Ones at the Library

Stories and activities for ages 2-5 years on Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM.

Read! Sing! Play! Storytime

Stories, crafts, songs, and play for the preschool crowd. Every Friday at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM.

Author Parties

Stories and activities celebrating one favorite author each month. Saturday at 11:15 AM (call for schedule).

AFTERNOON PROGRAMS

LEGO Club

Mondays from 3:45 - 5:00 PM in the Community Room.

Roblox Club

Mondays 3:45 - 5:00 PM upstairs in the Computer Lab.

R.E.A.D. Aloud to a Dog

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM.

Minecraft Meetup

Wednesdays 3:45 - 5:00 PM in the Computer Lab.

Capture the Flag (Summer: June-July)

Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Meet in the Children's Room then head out to neighboring Lindley Park; wear clothes for outdoors.

Pokemon Club

Fridays 4:30 - 5:30 PM.

Chess Club

Saturdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Teen Room.

Call the Children's Desk at (406) 582-2404 for information about changes to the schedule, other children's programs, or to check the monthly calendar!