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ICYMI: Check out what YOU accomplished in 2021

On the 2021 Gratitude Report cover, Bozeman youngster Zamiro Bailey explores the Library’s children’s section with dad Gavin. Feel like this summer is as much of a blur as the last? You can slow down your perception of time with strategies that include practicing reflection and gratitude, paying attention to the present moment, and learning […]

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How Summer Reading Boosts Youth Mental Health

Childhood has always been a challenging journey, but it’s especially so for today’s kids. While measures of anxiety and depression in youth have been climbing for years, the last few years have tipped the scales by upending routines, isolating kids from peers, and cutting many children off from the safe spaces they could escape to from […]

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Books & Brews Book Swap June 13

Get Your Book On at the Last Best Place Brewing Co.! Calling all book lovers! Bring a favorite book to swap, grab a beer, and meet new friends at Bozeman’s newest craft brewery! $1 of every pint goes to the Bozeman Public Library Foundation to support incredible Library programs for art, wellness, and community. New […]

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The Last Best Place is in Last Place for Internet Access

Library aide Emma Treut shows off a mobile hotspot and laptop that are available to borrow from the Library. Who doesn’t need reliable internet for work, school, telemedicine appointments, or just about everything else? Yet Montana ranks dead last among U.S. states in combined scores of internet access, speed, and affordability—adding another challenge to families trying to […]

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Libraries Trending as Book Banning Heats Up

Been following the news lately? Libraries have become a downright spicy topic as politicians, parents, and activists accelerate book banning efforts to a dizzying rate.   Many of the book challenges center around school libraries, but public libraries have also seen a surge in requests to have books removed from their shelves. While most of […]

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For Kids in Need, a Book of Their Own

Librarian Kathleen McPherson-Glynn and Child Nutrition Coordinator Lyra Leigh-Nedbor show off the latest book bags delivered from the Bozeman Public Library to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Remember your favorite book as a kid? Chances are, it was one you had in your home. You may even have written your name in it, to mark […]

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