Library Happenings

R ‘n R: Read and Recycle 

by Nancy Sackett


Recycling is one way to build a better world (the theme of our summer reading program). This week I heard some fun facts about local plastic recycling, thanks to R.O.W.L. spokeswoman Rosemary Kent. She completely explained that all my excuses for not recycling plastic are a result of my misinformation.

1. I can take my plastic and drop it off any day, not just on Saturday as I believed.

2. R.O.W.L. provides the clear disposal bags for plastic items; I thought I was supposed to buy special bags.

3. I don’t have to take the paper labels off the plastic; that just makes them sticky so don’t do it.

4. Please rinse out the milk jugs so they don’t get stinky, but that is the only washing requested. 

R.O.W.L. makes it so easy, I’ve run out of excuses. I’m going to recycle all my No. 1 and No. 2 plastic --  how about you? We can recycle and still have lots of time to read.

Another fun fact I just discovered, is that one of my favorite authors, Torey L. Hayden, is Montanan. I was reading her book, “Twilight Children,” and she mentioned berry-picking during her Montana childhood. Her stories draw you in and keep you guessing about what might be going on with the children she teaches. Her books are real page-turners and you will find them on the memoir shelf at the library.

Speaking of Montana authors, the new Glacier Park mystery by Christine Carbo, “The Weight of Night,” is here.

If you like mysteries or humor you should read the “Blue Deer Montana” series beginning with “The Edge of the Crazies” by Jamie Harrison.

A new historical novel also by Jamie Harrison titled, “The Widow Nash,” asks the question: Is it possible to disappear from your old life and create another? Dulcy travels the West reading stories about her presumed death and settles into a small Montana town where she is reborn as Mrs. Nash, a wealthy young widow with no burden of family. But her old life won’t let go so easily, and soon her ex-fiancé is on her trail, threatening the new life she is so eager to create. Read the book to find the answers; it’s too hot to do anything else.


Board of Directors meeting

The Lewistown Public Library Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room. Meetings are open to the public.


Friends of the Library meeting

The Friends of the Library quarterly meeting is at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 in the library upstairs meeting room. Meetings are open to the public.


Summer Reading ‘Build A Better World’

This is the fifth week of the Summer Reading program. Sign up any time during the summer at the library front desk to participate. Children and adult programming is available.

Get involved and indulge your love of reading and life-long learning this summer at your Lewistown Public Library.


Story Time schedule

Friday Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. on a weekly basis through Aug. 4. 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 Aug. 5.

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


Book Station news

Gently used books will be on sale at the Book Station on Saturday, Aug. 5. The Friends of the Library are happily open for the Book Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


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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