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 respectful distancing from other patrons & staff.
All four desktop computers are available. Wash hands before using a computers or other devices.
-Adopted by Harlem Public Library Board of Trustees 3/30/22
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!
*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 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
Stop by the library 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.
Entrepreneur Project Support Internship Spring Semester 2022. The Entrepreneur Project Support Program provides students with hands on experiential learning while working to help grow a young vibrant Montana startup
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.
Tuesdays, 10:00 am: Storytime for children ages 0-5 & their parents/caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, & play.
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm: After School Squad is a program specifically for elementary students interested in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) based activities.
Thursdays, 3:30 pm: Lego Club is a program for all ages! If a child is not in elementary school, they must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday, October 10th: CLOSED in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day
November 16th, 4:15: Next library board meeting.
The Montana-based Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians became the 574th Indian tribe to be recognized by the United States government in December, 2019, after over 150 years of trying. Headquartered in Great Falls with more than 6,000 enrolled members, the Little Shell Tribe is connected to all area Anishinaabe tribes, including the Chippewa, Cree, and Assiniboine people, and, particularly, the Métis, or mixed-race. La Tray relates stories to reveal the larger reality behind the “Little Shell” name, including how conflict with the US government led to the fracture and spreading out of what were once tight, family-based bands, their members often finding refuge on other reservations and marrying into other Montana tribes, like the Blackfeet and Salish people. The program helps people better understand who the Little Shell are, and their part in the history of North America.