The Harlem Public Library offers a broad spectrum of materials.  A knowledgeable and friendly staff is on hand to meet the varied and diverse needs of the patrons.  Free and open access for every person in our service area is guaranteed.  We are handicap accessible, with a public restroom, a reading room, public computers, free wifi, a children's area and Playspace, and a meeting room. 




Due to the Coronavirus outbreak-

Download eBooks and Audiobooks from your device using your library card!

1)  Go to:

2)  Select Harlem Public Library from the list of libraries.

3)  Type in your library card number

4)  Enjoy your book!

If you have any questions or need your library card number, please give us a call!

The Harlem Public Library will be closed to the public.

  • The library staff will be working normal hours.

  • Patrons wishing to check out materials may call, email, or Facebook message the library.  The staff will check out materials to you and you may ick them up curbside or at the door.  You may return materials in the book drop or call and we will collect them curbside.

  • You may access the online catalog on the library website:

  • The library will continue to offer Interlibrary Loan services.  Call, email, or message us on Facebook.

  • Free ebooks & audiobooks are available on MontanaLibrary2Go.  Contact the library for instructions.

  • Patrons who need to use a computer may call to make an appointment.

  • People my contact the library for the wifi password and make an appointment to use their own device in the library or outside the library.

  • The wifi password changes daily and the wifi is turned off outside of the library hours.

This situation will be re-evaluated at the end of the month.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you for your understanding.




For the 2020 Book Challenge, you will be given a "type" of book to read each month.  After you've completed that challenge, contact us, and your name will be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to a local business.  Here are the challenges for the months in 2020: 

January:  Read a book with an ugly cover

February:  Read a book that reminds you of someone you love

March:  Read a book about religion

April:  Read a book with a name in the title

May:  Read a book written by an author of color

June:  Read the original or retelling of a fairytale

July:  Read a book that features nonhuman characters

August:  Read a book set in another time

September:  Read a book written before you were born

October:  Read a book with a body part in the title

November:  Read a book about politics

December:  Read a book on a library display

Helpful resources for students, teachers, and parents.

Get your preschooler Ready to Read with the text program from the Montana State Library! 

To sign up, text "SIGNUP" to (406) 204-3583.  It's a free program and you do not have to have a library card to sign up.  You will receive three messages per week for eight months to help you learn about early literacy skills and help your child develop these skills through easy practices you can do every day at home, like reading, singing, talking, playing, and writing together. 

If, for any reason and at any time, you'd like to stop receiving text messages, just text the word "stop" to the same number.

Call or stop by if you have any questions about this program.



Storytime, Tuesdays, 10:00 am

A program for children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers.  You're invited to join us in a time of stories, songs, activities, and play, all while encouraging early literacy.  The first Wednesday of each month, there will be a storytime program held at the

Turner Christian Church at 10:00 am.

After School Squad, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30:

A program for elementary students with stories, projects, and snacks!

LEGO Club, Thursdays, 4:30-5:30:

A program for all ages!  Come and build with Legos

provided by the library.





 Children's Programming 


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