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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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As Bozeman grows, so does the Library

We are embarking on an expansion/enhancement project of the Main Street Library campus along with the creation of a west side satellite location within Gallatin High School, and eventually a west side branch. These are all part of BPL Forward, initiatives that will accommodate our future growth and address the evolving role of public libraries […]

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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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