Library Happenings

The Library’s newest volunteers (from left) Elder Johnson and Elder Dabel shelve books in the Youth area of the Lewistown Public Library.


Photo courtesy of Kari Albertson-Denison

Many thanks to library volunteers

“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African Proverb

And it also takes a village to sustain a Library.

The library “tribe” is huge. Numerous individuals and groups unconditionally volunteer their time to help the library thrive. The Library Board of Directors works on a volunteer basis, as do the Friends of the Library. We also have RSVP volunteers, parents, grandparents and Elders that come in and give their time to help.

The Library Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated group of individuals who give countless hours to guide and oversee the library. These folks are truly committed to the Library’s mission and give tremendously throughout their term.

Many community folks donate books for the Book Station book sales. The Friends of the Library handle all the donated items and sell them at the Book Station. Proceeds from these sales help support the library’s Summer Reading Program: purchasing supplies, funding upkeep/beautification and sponsoring events/fundraisers. The Friends are highly involved in library happenings and we are very grateful for their hard work and commitment.

We also have dedicated volunteers and RSVP folks that work on a weekly basis. These folks give hours and hours of their time to shelf, help patrons locate and check out materials. Many of these fine folks are also involved with the Friends of the Library and/or Board of Directors.

To top it off, we have the greatest volunteers stepping up and leading story times on Fridays and during the Summer Reading Program. These folks enthusiastically give their time and energy for the young ones in our community. The Summer Reading Program partners and sponsors make many of our programming possible in the summer and we are incredibly thankful for their contributions.

The Library’s biggest fundraiser of the year recently took place and our volunteers stepped up on a whole new level. With the help of these volunteers, our seventh annual Author Dinner was a smashing success.

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

It is absolutely amazing what the Library “village” volunteers do for our community. We are very grateful for all you do. Thank you.


New DVDs

“ZBoys of Dogtown;” “An Alien Place;” “Ten Things I hate about You;” “Lords of Dogtown;” “The Brothers Grimm;” “Safe Haven;” “Sleepers Pan;” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s;” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington;” “Loving” “Manchester by the Sea;” “Step Brothers;” “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus;” “Fences;” “Hello, My Name is Doris;” and “Man Called Ove.”


Attention Patrons: special Library hours

The Library will close at 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, May 26 and be closed Saturday, May 27 for staff appreciation and observance of Memorial Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30 at 9 a.m. Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day.


Summer reading

The Summer Reading Program will kick off on Tuesday, June 13. This year’s theme is “Build a Better Community.” Sign up at the library to participate for summer reading during the kick-off week and all summer long.


Book Station news

The Friends of the Library’s upcoming book sale is Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Book Station. All proceeds benefit the library.

 The Friends have discontinued the summer Wednesday book sales at the Book Station. The Book Station will continue to be open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Summer sales are July 1 and Aug. 5.

Board of Directors meeting

The Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, June 8 at 2 p.m. in the library upstairs meeting room. Meetings are open to the public.


Library hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We are closed Sunday and Monday. Contact us by phone at 538-5212, or e-mail Our card catalog may be viewed on our webpage:, as well as our downloadable audio books, e-books, and Heritage Quest Online.


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