Library Happenings

Kari Denison

Clifford Comes 

to the Library

Who let the dog out? Who? Who?

Clifford the Big Red Dog is out and will be at the library June 13 to kick off the Summer Reading Program.

The staff is super excited to have Clifford in the library and be a part of our summer fun.

This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Building a Better World,” a theme Clifford will help us celebrate by working with the kids on a handful of activities during this special kick-off event. Engaging activities for the kids include building towers, bridge construction, paper bag houses, magnetic tiles and interlocking cardboard tiles.

 Want to get your picture taken with Clifford? Done. Picture time with The Big Red Dog will be offered. Want to read ahead and prepare for Clifford’s visit? We have a number of Clifford books by Norman Bridwell at the library: “Clifford at the Circus,” “Clifford’s Kitten,” “Clifford’s Christmas,” “Clifford’s Halloween,” “Clifford’s Manners,” “Clifford the Firehouse Dog,” “Clifford Goes to Washington,” “Clifford’s Birthday Party,” “Clifford’s Good Deeds,” “Clifford Gets a Job,” and “Clifford Goes to Hollywood.”

We’ll be having a doggone good time at Clifford the Big Red Dog Day on Tuesday, June 13 at 2 p.m. to begin Summer Reading events. Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins June 13 and takes place for the duration of the eight-week summer program.

“Clifford the Big Red Dog Day” at the library is hosted by Montana PBS. For more information, please contact the library at 538-5212.


Author reading

Tyler Dunning will host a book reading on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room. “Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection, ‘A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends – tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world.’ This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we’d love to have you out.”– The event is free and open to the public.


Summer reading

 The Summer Reading Program will kick off on Tuesday, June 13. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” Each week has a new sub-theme and related activity for both youth and adults. Sign up at the library to participate for summer reading during the kick-off week as well as during the eight-week program. Stay current on library happenings on our website at


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.

Please note: The Friends of the Library 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.

Story Time schedule

Friday Story Time will begin the summer schedule on June 16 at 10:30 a.m. The 3–6-year-old group meets downstairs in the youth area for stories and a craft. Babies and toddlers gather in the upstairs meeting room for songs and story. A second story time is added this summer for Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for the 3–6-year-old group in the downstairs youth area.


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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