Big Sky Community Library News

August 2022

Letter from the Director

Dear Big Sky Community,

The construction at the school is moving along this summer. There are still a couple more stages that will impact us and we will share them all here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you don't follow us on social media yet, please do so we can get you the most current information. We are also going to have to close tomorrow (FOL is still meeting) and a few days next week and want to make sure you know what those days are. Social media will be the go to for these.

We currently do not have water and sewer and will not have it for most of the month. There is a port-a-potty trailer outside for us to use. There will be a trench in front of the library in a couple of weeks. There will still be access to the library, but we ask everyone to please be careful. As soon as we get the final date, we will post it on social media.

We are continually reminded of the importance of access for all to quality, valid information, both to help us understand what is happening around us and to keep us in the loop of things impacting our community. The role of this library in providing access to that is very important to us. We are developing a few programs for the fall and are excited to share them soon.

The library helps everyone locate information that is dependable, well founded, well grounded, authentic, definitive, attested, valid, genuine, sound, and true while equipping them to debunk that which is false.

Your Big Sky Community Library has many resources and staff available for you! Please don't hesitate to use them! In this newsletter, you will see just a few of the resources we have available. Please come on down to the library and find out what we have to offer and give us feedback about what you want to see in and from the library.

Happy Reading!

Amy Hunter

Outdoor Movie TONIGHT

We had to postpone our movie last night due to the weather forecast, so we are doing it tonight!

Come to Len Hill Park (between BASE and the stage) for Where the Wild Things Are tonight at sunset.

Bring your blankets, chairs, bug spray, snacks, and friends!

Thank you to Moonlight Community Foundation for sponsoring these movie nights!

We have one more summer Page to Screen movie at The Independent on August 22. We will be watching Dune. See you then!

"One Book Big Sky" Author Visit Scheduled Sept. 27th

Don't miss out on the "One Book Big Sky" book, And It Will Be a Beautiful Life by Craig Lancaster.

And It Will Be a Beautiful Life is the story of Max Wendt, a pipeline inspector, and his rapidly changing family.

It is a 2022 High Plains Book Award fiction finalist, and it was also a finalist in the 2022 Best Book Awards and the 2022 International Book Awards, both of those honors in the category of literary fiction.

Several copies are available in the library, so come check one out and join us next month!

The visit from Craig Lancaster is scheduled for September 27th at 6:30 in the library. We hope you'll join us for this fun book club!


Every Monday and Friday at 10:30 am we have a storytime at BASE (we will send out the fall schedule in September). Please note that we will have storytime each Monday and Friday this month, regardless of whether or not the library is open.

Storytime is perfect for your toddlers and preschoolers. Each week a special theme is presented incorporating different books and age-appropriate crafts to enjoy. A perfect way to get your child to interact with other kids their age. Please join us!


Children interacting with other kids their age

Fun and Interactive Storytelling


Library CLOSED tomorrow

The Friends of the Library will be meeting tomorrow morning, but we will be closed for the community library hours tomorrow from 1:00-6:00. We will be open Friday and Saturday.

We will have a few more closed days in the next couple of weeks and will post those on social media - Facebook and Instagram. We will also try to send out an email at the beginning of the week with those dates, but they may change so social media is your best option.

Thank you!

Rosetta Stone

The Community Library has a subscription to an online version of Rosetta Stone. This version offers 30 different languages to choose from, and all you need is a personal device. If you are interested in taking advantage of this learning resource, please email the library at and we will send you the directions on how to get your account set up!

Always a great time to learn a new language!

Overdrive moving to Sora

For those of you who use Overdrive, please note that the Overdrive app will only be available until the end of the year. You will need to download the Sora app and sign in to that to continue to enjoy ebooks and digital audiobooks from the library. Your sign-in information is the same.

Overdrive was the first app that they developed. Over the years, they have taken the feedback they have gotten and developed Libby (you will need this if you have a Bozeman library card) and Sora. Since we share space with the school, our account is more kid friendly - we do have children's books on Sora also!

Several books have just been recently added to our Sora account. Enjoy!

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand

Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

The Power of Regret by Daniel Pink

The Economic Weapon by Nicholas Mulder

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Summer Reading Program Recap - THANK YOU!

Wow! We had a wonderful summer reading program this summer and would like to thank everyone who made it possible.

Thank you to BASE for hosting us!

Thank you to Walt the Magician, Gallatin River Task Force, Julie Edwards, The LEGO Guy, and Montana Outdoor Science School! We had a fabulous time with all of you.

*If your child was at the program with Julie Edwards, you can stop by the art studio at BASE in a week or so to find your child's clay octopus.

Please share your feedback with us as we start to think about next summer. We want to hear from you.

A big thank you to Spanish Peaks Community Foundation for providing the funding for our Summer Reading Programs!

Big Sky Community Library

Summer Hours

Monday 1-6 (storytime @ 10:30 at BASE)

Tuesday 2-7

Wednesday 1-6

Friday 1-6 (storytime @ 10:30 at BASE)

Saturday 12-4

Thank you Resort Tax Board for your continued support.

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