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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. 



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!

            Helpful Resources

 *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

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.

Montana Women's Business Recovery is offering MicroCourses to support rural, Indigenous, & urban Montana women that are current or aspiring business owners or working professionals.

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

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Upcoming Events

Mondays at 4:00:  The Book Club: A book discussion group for adults, 4:00 pm.  Currently reading The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin.  Discussion of the entire book will take place February 26th at 4:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 28th, 4:30 pm:  Harlem Public Library board meeting.  See last month's minutes here.  NO AFTER SCHOOL SQUAD THIS DAY.

Personal Resources

~Did you know there are HUD housing protections for survivors of violence?  Applicants and tenants of certain HUD rental assistance programs may not be denied housing, evicted, or have their housing assistance terminated because they have experienced: domestic violence; dating violence; sexual assault; or stalking.  Additionally, survivors are able to ask for an emergency housing transfer for safety reasons. These protections fall under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

~Montana Legal Services Association provides free civil legal help to eligible clients. Call the HelpLine at 1-800-666-6899 to apply for free legal help.

~Dial 988 if you or a loved one are having thoughts of suicide.


Enroll your child for free monthly books!

Inspire your child's love of reading with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Free books for kids!  If you have a children from 0-5 years old, register them today for free monthly books.

How it works:

  • Enroll your child online by clicking here

  • In 6-8 weeks, your child will receive their first book in the mail, "The Little Engine That Could."

  • Books arrive in the mail monthly until your child's 5th birthday.

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