Library Happenings

Library Services Snapshot 

by Kari Denison

The Lewistown Public Library is a community space that offers quality materials and services. The library reach is tremendous, and all are welcome at the Library.

Did you know?  

The Library offers free internet access and WIFI. We have photocopying and printing services for a small charge. Patrons can place holds on library materials. Interlibrary loan is available to patrons for a small fee to cover postage.  Online Databases (Montana Memory Project, Montana Library2GO and Heritage Quest) can be accessed at our website at 

The upstairs meeting room is free of charge (per approval and reservation). Youth services offers story times, class visits and summer reading program.  

The Library also offers Senior and Adult Outreach. Thursday morning outreach is offered to assisted living and residential facilities. The outreach schedule is listed on the Library website.

The Central Montana Genealogy Society is housed in the Library. The Society provides information and expertise for genealogical searches through the archives.

Interested in arts and entertainment? The Library offers that, too. Throughout the year you can enjoy theatre, music, culture nights, author readings and presentations.  

The Library is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We are closed Sunday and Monday. Contact us by phone at 538-5212, or email  


Patron Survey

Give us your feedback -- the Lewistown Public Library Board of Trustees and Library Director are working on a strategic plan for the Library. To get the most feedback, a survey has been created to allow people to share their favorite things about the Library and share their concerns and things they want to see changed.

The survey is available online and can be accessed at or drop by the library front desk and complete the survey. We would greatly appreciate you filling out the survey.  


Save the Date

Save the date for Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 and start assembling your team for the trivia night. Chili dinner begins at 5 p.m. at Jack’s Hanger with trivia to follow.


New in Non-Fiction

“The Inner Life of Animals” by Peter Wohlleben; “The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias” by Gayatri Devi, MD; “Kiss the Ground” by Josh Tickell; “Code Girls” by Liza Mundy; “We Were Eight Years In Power” by Ta-Nehisi Coates; “Uniquely Human” by Barry Prizant, PhD; “The Empowered Mama” by Lisa Druxman; “Shot In Montana: A History of Big Sky Cinema” by Brian D’Ambrosio; “Promise Me, Dad” by Joe Biden; and “When the Music Stopped: My Battle and Victory Against MS” by Bob Cafaro.

New Audio Books

 “Death Rides a Pale Horse” by Dusty Rhodes; “The Four Arrows Fe-as-ko” by Randall Platt; “Boomerang” by Adam W. Wiktorek; “Boo” by Rene Gutteridge; “Boo Who” by Rene Gutteridge; “The Last Mile” by David Baldacci; “Personal” by Lee Child; “The Smoky Hill” by Don Coldsmith; “Buffalo Medicine” by Don Coldsmith; and “Follow the Wind” by Don Coldsmith.


Upcoming Hours

The library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 26 to observe the Christmas holiday and Tuesday, Jan. 2 to observe the New Year holiday. Happy holidays!   


Story Time 

Story time this week for babies, toddlers and preschool kids is Friday, Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Dani for songs, story and a craft in the library upstairs. The last story time for 2017 is Friday, Dec. 15.


Library hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We are closed Sunday and Monday. Contact us by phone at 406-538-5212, or e-mail 

Our card catalog may be viewed on our webpage,, as may our downloadable audio books and Heritage Quest Online.


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