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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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Who Pays for Your Library, Anyway?

Libraries are not just much-loved institutions—they are well used. 43% of all Montanans have their own Library card, for instance. And they use libraries not just for access to books, but for movies, newspapers, music, learning apps, the internet, and more. But when it comes to giving, most people don’t think of donating to their […]

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How Summer Reading Helps Children Throughout Life

If kids are in school for nine months each year, does a few months’ break from reading in the summer really matter?  The across-the-board answer from researchers is a resounding “yes.” On average, children lose 20% of their previous year’s gains in reading skills over the summer. By the time a struggling reader enters sixth […]

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Adult Classes Reduce Stress and Get You Moving

It’s summer, masks are off for many, and Independence Day festivities celebrated a return to normalcy. And yet who else is having a hard time moving forward because you’re carrying extra pounds, having trouble sleeping, or recovering from isolation or loss?  The Bozeman Public Library has books that can help, of course. And now through […]

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Summer is for kids at BPL

Summertime is a great break from the school year, but summer vacation can also mean learning loss (known as summer slide) for some kids. This school year’s educational disruptions mean some kids are falling even further behind. But you can help beat the summer slide at the Library. Kids who have ready access to books […]

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