Big Sky Community Library News

May 2022

Happy May!

Hello Big Sky,

So much is happening and we are excited to start sharing some of it with you. We have been partnering with BASE for storytime for a month now and it is great. We are going to start having 2 storytimes at BASE each week, one on Mondays and one on Fridays (times below). We are also going to have the K-5 summer reading program activities at BASE this summer due to the construction that will be happening at the school near the community library. We are so grateful for the amazing community we live in and the partnerships that we are building within it. BASE has been wonderful and we are excited to continue to work with them.

We are working to make sure the library serves the community and is a resource for everyone. Please complete the survey that is linked below to provide feedback for us as we plan for the future. We want to know what you want and need from us.

It has been a whirlwind two months since I stepped in as library director. Thank you all for your support and words of encouragement. I see the library as a place to build community, foster a love of reading, promote equity and access to information and resources, and just relax. Please stop in and tell me what you think about the library (after you complete the survey of course)!

See you at the library!


One Book Big Sky in June!

We are excited to have Lisa Hendrickson come to Big Sky to talk about her book, 'Burning the Breeze', on June 14th!

Put the date on your calendars and stop by the library to check out a copy of the book prior to the author's visit.

The book looks at 3 generations of women working hard to make it in Montana.

We would like to give a giant 'Thank you' to Moonlight Community Foundation for their support of this program!

Resort Tax Feedback

To provide feedback to the Resort Tax board:

  • Read and review full project applications
  • Share feedback based on the proposed projects.
    • Broad-based feedback for organizations does NOT communicate to the District why a project is important and how it meets community needs.
  • Share your comment(s) by emailing or by attending Application Review Meetings in June.
    • Please include your name and address when emailing public comment.

The library appreciates all of your support. Please consider sharing your support with the Resort Tax Board. The library has 4 projects (new format for Resort Tax application) that are being considered this year.


The Community Library will be providing two storytimes each week starting in May at BASE.

Mondays at 11:00 AM

Fridays at 10:30 AM

We will have stories, songs, crafts, and snacks.

Everyone is welcome!

Community Library Survey

Please complete the survey to give us your feedback for the library. We want to know what you think so we can better serve the community. It takes about 2 minutes to complete. The survey closes in a few weeks, so do it now and ask all of your friends to complete it also!

Thank you!

Give Big Gallatin Valley

We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal of $10,000! Please tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.

Get ready to give! On May 5th - 6th, visit and make a donation to us and any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in the community. All giving will end at 6 PM on May 6, so make sure to get your gift in on time!

We will also be at BASE on Friday from 2:30-3:30, so stop by and say hi and ask us any questions you have!

Kevin Sherry Visiting May 20th at 3:00 pm

Children's book author and illustrator, Kevin Sherry, will be spending the day at Ophir Elementary School and then coming to the Big Sky Community Library at 3:00 pm to perform for children and their parents.

Kevin Sherry has written and illustrated graphic novels and chapter books for Scholastic, and picture books for Penguin Random House. He is a man of many interests: a chef, a cyclist, a screenprinter and a performer of hilarious puppet shows for kids and adults. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife, Erin, and their cat, Kinkos.

From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, for the Yeti Files, "Charming characters, hilarious illustrations, and a big bunch of fun!"

Stop by the library to check out some of his books before his visit!


We have a subscription to Flipster, an online periodical database. There are several different magazines available to read online, right from the comfort of your home. Try it out!

To access your magazines:

Go to:
User ID: bigskylibrary
Password: Rosetta1@

We hope you enjoy it and if you have other ideas for magazine titles please let us know.

New Audio Books available on Sora

Overdrive is switching to Sora. Download the Sora app, use the same login information, and get listening.

We are continuing to order books in digital format thanks to the generous support of the Big Sky Resort Area Tax.

A few of the new audiobooks on Sora include:

  • The Maid by Nita Prose
  • The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  • The Storyteller by Dave Grohl
  • Think Again by Adam Grant
  • Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman

If you have not yet accessed Sora (or Overdrive), email us at or stop by the library and we can get you reading ebooks and listening to audiobooks in no time!

Online subscription to New York Times

The library has a subscription to NYTimes online. Come to the library and sign up on one of the library computers.

Once you sign up at the library, you can access your account from anywhere.

Summer Reading Programs

This year's theme for the 2021 Summer Reading Program is Oceans of Possibilities.

Keep an eye out for posts about any events that we are able to schedule. The K-5th grade story time activities will be at BASE this summer.

Our YA and Adult programs will start June 13th! Stop by the library for more information and to participate.

Thank you to Spanish Peaks Community Foundation for their support of our summer reading programs!

Thank you to all of our community supporters!

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Big Sky Community Library

Library Hours:

Mon 4-7 Storytime at BASE: 11:00 AM

Tues 4-8

Wed & Thurs 4-7

Friday Storytime at BASE: 10:30 AM