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One Book One Bozeman 2021

Read a book with your city as part of the annual One Book One Bozeman event in February. The 2021 selection is: The Night Watchman by National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich. About the bookBased on the extraordinary life of author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against […]

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Best of the Library 2020

So many of this year’s special moments and triumphs were made possible in collaboration with you, our supporters. Here’s our crack at the Best Of the Library for this unconventional time: Adding mobile internet hotspots and laptop computers for checkout This time of restricted gathering has shown us gaps that had not been obvious before. […]

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Donations in Action: Internet Access

The pandemic has really shined a light on the digital divide in our community. So many people rely on the Library, coffee shops, and other places with free internet access because they don’t have access at home. With those places offering limited or no service, many of our neighbors are struggling to attend online classes, […]

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Keeping you safe, and keeping you connected!

With the upward trend of COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County, the Library has shifted its services so that our community can continue to enjoy reading, learning, and connecting while staying distanced. The amazing staff here have put together virtual programming with online storytimes, book clubs, and great speakers. They’ve quickly configured free internet connection and […]

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Donations in action: Summer Reading

The Bozeman Public Library children’s summer reading program and activities were held outside on the front lawn from June 15th – August 28th. Our children’s staff safely interacted with 1,285 kids and families, which included an outdoor concert, puppet show, drumming workshop, and story times each day over the lunch hour. Free lunches were provided […]

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Art exhibit to benefit the Labyrinth

A new art show, “Erosion,” by David Kingman is now on display through August 28th in the Bozeman Public Library Atrium Gallery. Forces of natural erosion—wind, water, glaciers, waves—have sculpted the incredible mountains and streams that Kingman has captured in his oil paintings. But in the past few months, in this unsettling time, other forces […]

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Summer with your Library

What a cheerful sight it is to see our community returning to the Library following its closure. A recent walk around the campus revealed small groups of people doing yoga in the park, participating in Storytime on the front lawn, browsing the Most Wanted Books, and returning materials. While summer 2020 is far from business […]

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Books beat the summer slide

Summer reading is more important than ever this year Educators fear major academic impacts from COVID-19 school closures will be compounded by “summer slide,” the loss of reading skills over the extended break. But data shows that kids who have ready access to books over the summer can actually improve their reading skills. The Library’s […]

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