Phase II Reopening Guidelines 6/1/20

In accordance with Directives from Governor Bullock


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

  • Practice good hygiene: 

    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer.​

    • Avoid touching your face.

    • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.​​

  • Practice social distancing while in the library.  Stay at least 6 feet from other patrons/staff.

    • Only two patron desktop computers are available for business, educational, or employment use.  Please observe signs and wash hands​ well before using a computer or other device.

    • Only one person may be at the checkout desk at one time.  Other patrons must stay behind taped lines on the floor.

  • Each patron has a limit of 30 minutes in the library per day.

  • All toys, puzzles, blocks, etc. have been removed from the children's area.

  • The meeting room is not available for use.

  • When browsing for books/DVDs:  If you touch a book/DVD and you decide you do not wish to check it out, please place it on the green book truck.  Do not place it back on the shelf.

  • Those individuals who do not wish to enter the building will continue to be served using curbside service, home delivery, or items may be mailed.

The staff is sanitizing all returned materials and keeping these items in quarantine for several days before they are shelved.  All surfaces are sanitized each day.  Computers/devices are sanitized after each use.  The checkout desk is sanitized between patrons.

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!




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

Summer Reading Program 2020

Readers of all ages are invited to join in our “Imagine Your Story” summer reading program.  There is no registration required!

  • Ages 0-Kindergarten: Using either READsquared or a pencil and paper, keep track of the number of books read.

    • 25 Books-Gift certificate for small ice cream

    • 50 Books-Gift certificate for Italian soda

    • 75 Books-Gift certificate for personal pizza

    • Enter for the grand prize LEGO set at each time you earn a prize.

  • 1st Grade-8th Grade:  Using either READsquared or a pencil and paper, keep track of the number of minutes read.

    • 200 Minutes-Gift certificate for small ice cream

    • 500 Minutes-Gift certificate for Italian soda

    • 1000 Minutes-Gift certificate for personal pizza

    • Enter for the grand prize LEGO set at each time you earn a prize.

  • Adults (including grades 9-12):  Enter your name into a drawing for a grand prize of a $50 Visa gift card for every book read.  You can also keep track of your reading using READsquared.


You have until August 7th to earn prizes and enter the drawings.

For more information, call the library at 353-2712, or message us on Facebook.

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.

Watch tutorials and learn how to do just about anything online with our new resource Niche Academy. 

Click on one of the tutorials below to get started.

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. 



The library received 95 new children's books through the Children's Book Project grant award from The Pilcrow Foundation.  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for being the local sponsor.  And a big thanks to our book models.  Watch our video! 

(Make sure to turn on the sound).

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