Library Happenings

Kari Denison

“Your choice: charity or raffle option” 


Want to help “Build a Better World?” This summer’s Reading Program lends a hand for you to participate on a whole different level.

This year is the first year the Adult Reading Program is offering two options for participation: Charity or Raffle. How does it work? First, come in to the front desk at the Lewistown Public Library to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program. The Librarian will ask you to choose an option for participation. The choices are detailed on the backside of the log. Read your options and choose.

The Charity option involves a drawing for $400 donated in your name to a local charity of your choice. Participants need to complete 30 Summer Reading tasks (activities, events or programs) to be entered into the drawing. These tasks are detailed on the Summer Reading Log. The drawing will take place at the end of the Summer Reading Program.

The Raffle option involves a weekly drawing. Participants can earn a ticket (chance to win) for each completed Summer Reading task (activities, events or programs) detailed on the log. Each week will offer a different basket for the drawing and winners will be announced every Tuesday. This option allows for one winner per week and participants can only win one time during the program.

Do you wonder what kinds of activities, events or programs are involved with the Summer Reading Program? Here are a few examples: volunteer an hour to a local need, read a book from “New books” shelf, attend Hi-Heat Industries tour, organize a picnic with friends and eat outside, attend The Agile Rascals on July 11, attend the fair or parade, go to a local park and attend brown bag lunch Community Projects. The tasks correlate with set weeks throughout the eight weeks of the program and folks can sign up at any time during the summer.

How fun is this? One can participate, take in some reading and get more involved in our community to help Build a Better World.

Get involved and indulge your love of reading and life-long learning this summer at your Lewistown Public Library. For more information drop by the front desk, check out our website at or call 538-5212.


Book Station news

 Gently used books will be on sale at the Book Station on Saturday, July 1. The Friends of the Library are open for the Book Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Coming soon: Bicycle Touring Theatre

The Agile Rascals Bicycle Touring Theatre is coming to Lewistown.

 The Agile Rascals offer two free workshops. The Bicycle Maintenance and Touring Workshop will be held at the Book Station at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 10. Stop by and meet The Rascals. Bring your bike to repair, learn roadside repairs and ask questions about bike touring. All ages welcome.

The Theatre Workshop for kiddos 7-12-years-old is set for Tuesday, July 11 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the library. Play fun theatre games and learn about behind-the-scenes of theatre from the country’s only bicycle touring theatre troupe.

 Agile Rascal is a theatre troupe that creates original plays and tours them by bicycle. They are devising a new show in Montana and touring it by bicycle on a six-week, 1,260-mile journey through the state. Mark your calendar to see the show on Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Book Station. Bring a chair or blanket.


Story Time schedule

 Friday Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. on a weekly basis through Aug. 4. The preschool group (3-6 years) meets downstairs and babies/toddlers gather upstairs.

A second story time is added this summer for babies and toddlers: 6-year-old kiddos on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Story Time meets downstairs on weekly basis for stories and a craft through August 5.

 Please note: Friday and Saturday story times will cover the same material and activities so feel free to attend either.


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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