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


Piles of Books

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

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 is on a break until January 2022.

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.

December 24th:  CLOSED in observance of Christmas

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.

-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.

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