Harlem Public Library Word Cloud, made from a patron survey, asking patrons to describe our library in one word.

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. 




  • If you are sick, please do not enter the library.

  • Masks are recommended in the library.

  • Practice social distancing.  Stay at least 6 feet apart from other patrons & staff.

  • Only two desktop computers are available.  Wash hands​ before using a computers or other devices.  Computers may be used by adults only for educational or business purposes.

  • Only one person at the checkout desk at a time.

  • Curbside services are available for those individuals who do not wish to enter the building.  All surfaces & returned materials are sanitized.

-Adopted by Harlem Public Library Board of Trustees 5/20/2021


Montana State Library's Ready 2 Read logo

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.

Here is the website for more information about getting your child Ready to Read!

             Upcoming Events

Mondays, 4:00 pm:  The Book Club will be discussing If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss.  Pick up your copy January 3rd-7th.  Discussions take place on Mondays at 4:00.

Tuesdays, 10:00 am:  Storytime for children ages 0-5 & their parents and/or caregivers.  We read stories, do activities, make crafts, & play.

Wednesdays, 3:30 pm:  After School Squad, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) based program, for school age children.

Thursdays, 3:30 pm:  LEGO Club.  All ages are welcome, children who are not in elementary school need to have an adult with them.

January 26th:  Harlem Public Library board meeting, 4:15.

January 31st, 6:00 pm:  Humanities Montana program "Connecting to Land Through a Tribal Lens" presented virtually by speaker Lailani Upham.  6:00 pm.  Program will also be available to watch on a personal device at this link:  https://umontana.zoom.us/j/91669672428


Helpful Resources During Covid

 *The library has electronic devices (hotspots, iPads, and an HP Surface Pro) available for checkout with your library card.  You must be an established user in good standing for at least 30 days.  Must be 18 or older.  If you do not have a library card, bring a current photo ID to the library & we can get the process started for you.

*The wi-fi is left on 24/7 at the library.  It will not be changed, but please contact the library during operating hours for the password.

*Read ebooks and listen to audiobooks using your library card with MontanaLibrary2Go.  Download the Overdrive or Libby app and log in using your library card.  Contact us for more information.

*Visit our RESOURCES page for direct links to our catalog, online encyclopedia, MontanaLibrary2Go, and more.

*Direct link to Montana Works, to search for jobs, file unemployment, & more.

*Watch videos to learn new online skills with


Read 1000 books to your child before entering Kindergarten!

  • For babies, toddlers, and preschool

  • Help your child get ready for school

  • Instill in your child a lifelong love of reading

  • Track your reading and earn prizes along the way

  • Download the ReadSQUARED app or click here to get started.

-AMRII Entrepreneur Project Support This program is designed to help you as an entrepreneur or startup businesses get help on part of your business you may not have had the time for. Our professional team at AMRII facilitates recruiting, and selecting talented University of Montana students with real world projects that match their skills, training or interests.  Over the course of a semester the students work with you and with the AMRII team to further or maybe complete a project that will help you advance your startup. Fill out the business registration form and get your business listed.

-Accelerate Montana – Blackstone Launchpads Legal Office Hours: Accelerate Montana is now providing Legal Office Hours, where business owners can sign up for a consult with UM law students focused on business and entrepreneurship.

Business Resources

Resources for Educators

The library has resources that may be checked out specifically for educational purposes, and to educators, whether that be public school, homeschool, or preschool.  Click the links below to learn more about these FREE materials.

Workforce Training Program from MT Department of Commerce: Any small businesses that are looking to provide training to their employees, or perhaps expand the workforce, there will be grants in amounts of up to $3,000 per employee available.

Montana State University Extension has partnered with Utah State University Extension to offer the Remote Work Professional certificate program, a 1-month specialized course designed to equip workers and business owners with training needed to:

  • Find a job working remotely for a company

  • Expand a business to serve customers remotely

  • Increase skill levels for people already working remotely

Participants receive assistance with finding a remote job, with building their business and connecting to a network of other remote workers.

-Click here to see a list of more resources to help you in your small business.

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