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
For the 2021 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 2021:
January: Read a book written by an author who uses some form of initials in their name
February: Read a book that is medical themed
March: Read a non-fiction historical book, or a historical fiction novel
April: Read/listen to a book in a different format than you normally do (audiobook, ebook, graphic novel)
May: Read a book set in Montana
June: Read a book set in the summer
July: Read a book featuring an animal
August: Read a book featuring sports or athletes
September: Read the first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed
October: Read a weather related book, or a story where weather is an important part of the plot
November: Read a book written by an Indigenous author
December: Read a book that will put you in the holiday spirit
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!
Mondays, 4:00 pm: In October, The Book Club will be discussing the book The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Joy Arnold. Pick up your copy October 4th-15th. First discussion is October 18th, 4:00 pm. The schedule is as follows: Pgs. 3-127 read by Oct. 18th
Pgs. 131-286 read by Oct. 25th
Pgs. 289-435 read by Nov. 1st
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, 4:30 pm: LEGO Club. All ages are welcome, children who are not in elementary school need to have an adult with them.
Month of October: Used book sale! Buy a bag o' books, fill a grocery sack with used books for only $1.
October 27th, 4:15: Library board meeting, public is welcome to attend.
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
2021 Book Challenge
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.
-Check out this helpful Business Event Newsletter from Grow Great Falls for economic development opportunities.
-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.
-Click here to see a list of more resources to help you in your small business.
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.