Big Sky Community Library News

Summer is in full swing!

Introducing Erica

We have a new face at the library and wanted to introduce you to her. Having her picture her would have been helpful, but I didn't think about it until right now. Oops!


Erica comes to Big Sky after living 25 years in southwest Kansas with her husband, Rob. They have two adult children. In Kansas, Erica worked as a manager for a telecommunications cooperative, was an active Rotarian and started a non-profit community organization focused on installing sidewalks and safe walking areas for community members. Erica and Rob moved to Big Sky in 2021. The position of assistant librarian appeals to her hyper organized nature, her love of books and stories, her involvement in critical community programs, and the opportunity to meet the people of Big Sky.


We are very excited to have her! Stop by and say hello!

Summer Hours

Remember our new summer hours


Mondays 1:00-6:00

Tuesdays 2:00-7:00

Wednesdays 1:00-6:00

Thursdays CLOSED

Fridays 1:00-6:00

Saturdays 12:00-4:00


Storytime will be at 10:30 on both Monday and Friday this summer at BASE.


Summer Reading program will be at 4:00 on Tuesdays (except July 18th) at BASE (full schedule below)

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten celebration

Join us tomorrow for a special storytime. We will be celebrating two kids reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten on the stage outside of BASE at 10:30 am. We are so proud of Thena and Brennan!

Outdoor Summer Movie Monday

Our next Summer Page to Screen movie is Monday night. We will be watching Divergent.


Join us at Len Hill Park behind the stage at 9:15 for the movie.


Make sure you bring blankets, bug spray, warm clothes, and snack!


Invite all your friends and we will see you Monday night!

Art with Maestra Julia on Tuesday

Join us for the Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, July 12th at BASE at 4:00 pm. Maestra Julia will be doing art with the kids again!

Summer Page to Screen Movie Series

Our first Summer Page to Screen Movie was at Len Hill Park (Town Center) at sunset. It was a beautiful night.


We have two more outdoor movie nights - July 11th and August 1st. Bring your blankets, comfy chairs, bug spray, snacks, and friends to enjoy a movie outside!


Thank you to Moonlight Community Foundation for sponsoring these outdoor movies!


We are also partnering with The Independent for additional movies based on books inside!


All of the movies are free for everyone.

One Book Big Sky in September

We are excited to welcome Craig Lancaster to talk about his newest book, 'And it will be a Beautiful Life', on September 27th at 6:30 pm.


The following is from the book's description.


Max Wendt has a family . . . but it's sliding sideways, and he has been complicit in its faltering. His wife and his daughter have pulled away from him amid his frequent absences, leaving him to bridge the distance between what he remembers and the way things are now.


Max Wendt has a job . . . but it carries him away from home most of the time, and its dynamics are quickly changing. There's a surprising new hire on his pipeline crew, strife among coworkers, and a boss whose proclivities put everything in peril.


Max Wendt has a friend . . . but this odd man Max meets during his travels perplexes him, prods him, pushes him, and annoys him. He sees something in Max that Max can't see in himself, and he's holding tight to his own pain.


Max Wendt has a problem . . . More than one, in fact, and those problems are flying at him with increasing velocity. Can someone who has spent his life going with the flow arrest his own destructive inertia, rebuild his relationships, and find a better way?


We are so excited to have him come to Big Sky! Please bring your friends!

Thank you, Resort Tax Board!

We want to send a giant THANK YOU to the Resort Tax Board for funding the library for another year.


We also want to thank all of you for your support!

Beanstack is Live

We have our new program to track your reading and participate in activities with the library ready for you to join! If you have a child in the Big Sky School District, they already have login information and will be able to have their account linked to both the school and the library. The following instructions are for anyone who is not a BSSD student. Please note that we will be using this program for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and the Summer Reading Program right now.


1. Go to bigskylibrary.beanstack.com

2. Click on Register an Individual or Family

3. Enter your information

4. Choose a challenge to participate in (Summer Reading Program)

5. You can either enter another adult, child, or no one else next. We recommend that each adult has their own account.

6. Click on the challenge to learn more

7. On the top left side of the screen, start logging your reading. For adults we are tracking books read currently. Please give us feedback about whether you would rather track your time reading or the books you read. The kids are tracking minutes read.

8. Come visit us in the library!


The school and community library are linked. Come see us at the library to learn how to link your student's account.

Summer Reading Program Schedule

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Storytime

We will be at BASE at 10:30am on both Mondays and Fridays. No BASE pass required.


Please note storytime will be outside on Friday, July 8th.


We are excited to see you!

Construction Updates

No Water or Sewer July 18-August 19

We have been told there will be no water or sewer in the building starting July 18th. Please plan on having your own water when you come during the month we won't have water. We will have a Port-a-Potty outside that people can use when they are at the library.


The Port-a-Potty won't be available until Tuesday, July 19th, so we will be closed on Monday, July 18th. We will still have Storytime and the Summer Reading Program at BASE that day though.


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the school's construction.

Trench in August

We just found out the trench will be dug in August. The current plan is August 17th. Stay tuned here for more information as it becomes available!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Big Sky Community Library

Summer Hours:


Mondays 1:00-6:00

Tuesdays 2:00-7:00

Wednesdays 1:00-6:00

Thursdays CLOSED

Fridays 1:00-6:00

Saturdays 12:00-4:00


Storytime Monday & Friday at 10:30am at BASE

Summer Reading Program Tuesdays (except July 18) at 4:00 at BASE (see schedule above)