Big Sky Community Library
Welcome to 2023!
In 2023, the library has some great new programming coming (more complete descriptions are outlined in different sections below). We are going to have our first library book club meeting in January. We are also working on collecting an oral history of Big Sky. We will be starting with a Dirtbag History. We are excited to establish a Storybook Trail in Big Sky. We are also going to start talking about a library district to ensure the future of the library in Big Sky.
We will also continue many programs like storytime, the summer reading program, One Book Big Sky, Page to Screen movies, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Big Sky Besties, and adult reading challenges.
We are still working on programming ideas for the teens in our midst. If you have any ideas, please send them our way! In fact, we want to hear from you and love hearing your ideas for anything the library can do - including books we should get. We are here to serve Big Sky and value your thoughts and feedback.
Bring on 2023 and all of the amazing, unexpected, and brilliant opportunities and possibilities it will bring! I am so happy to be in Big Sky with all of you!
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” - Lewis Carroll
Coming to the library in January
- Dr. Nevada Reed - January 17th
- January Book Club - January 23rd
Dr. Nevada Reed's final discussion
Tuesday, January 17th
In the library
January Book Club
We have multiple copies of 'Lessons in Chemistry' in the library and there is an ebook and an audiobook on Sora.
There are limited spots available for our first book club evening. Please click here to sign up for one of those spots. Please keep in mind that each month is a new slate. If you would like to come to another month but can't come this month, that is possible. Each month we will put the new sign up information in the newsletter so you can see what the book is and sign up if you would like. If you come to the meeting in January, you will still need to sign up for any future book club evenings you would like to attend.
Monday, January 23rd
In the library
See you there!
Dirtbag History Conversation
We will be hosting conversations between dirtbags of different eras and are hoping to start with dirtbags from the 70s and 80s. It will be an informal conversation between multiple people with us throwing in some questions to get more information or clarify as we go. We will keep the recordings in the library for people to access if they want to learn more about the history of Big Sky.
If you are a dirtbag and have any interest in sharing your stories while reminiscing with other dirtbags, please email email@example.com and share your contact info with us. If you are not a dirtbag, but have a friend who is and you think they would like to be involved, please send us their contact info and we will reach out to them.
Storybook Trail opening in Big Sky
Library board member, Liz McFadden, was visiting family in Massachusetts where she went on one with her kids. She got back to Big Sky and knew it was something that would be great here. What better than combining the outdoors we all love with reading?
In partnership with BSCO and with support from the Moonlight Community Foundation, we will have another activity catered toward younger children in Big Sky.
Stay tuned for updates!
If you would like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Sky Besties
We have games, puzzles, building activities, crafts, and books that you can do together.
Parents and guardians of younger children who want to meet some of the retired folks in Big Sky while doing different activities in the library should come!
Retired folks who miss spending time with younger children and want to read or build things or play games them should come to the library!
See you Fridays at 3:00 pm.
Winter Reading Challenge or Year-Round Reading Challenge?
Winter Reading Challenge: January 1st - April 17th
Read 5 of the books from the descriptions below to be entered into a drawing.
Year-Round Reading Challenge: January 1st - December 31st
Read books that fit the descriptions outlined below. You do not have to read them in the outlined season - that is meant to help plan only.
Join the challenge you prefer on Beanstack (instructions to set up your Beanstack account included below).
Sora, not OverDrive
You will use the same username and password that you used with OverDrive. If you don't remember what it is, please reach out and we will help you. We have some great ebooks and audiobooks on Sora, so check it out!