Great Falls Public Library

301 2nd Ave North
Great Falls, Montana 59401

Fax 406-453-0181

Fri, Sat 10am - 6pm
Tu-Th 10am - 8pm
Sun, Mon Closed



Sundays & Mondays                                 CLOSED          

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays   10 am- 8 pm

Fridays & Saturdays                                 10 am - 6 pm      

**Effective July 1, 2014 the Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Sundays and Mondays year around.  


The Great Falls Public Library is re-instating bookmobile service for city
stops effective July 16 thanks to a generous donation of $5000 from Barb Teberg and
Bill Tacke of Great Falls.

Teberg and Tacke believe the bookmobile is vital to our
community and want to see it continue.  The donated funds will keep the bookmobile
running in the city through the end of the calendar year.  It is the hope of the
donors that others will step up and fund it through the end of the fiscal year (June
30, 2015).

Kathy Mora, library director, said, “The generosity of the donors is
amazing.  We know how important the library is to the community and it’s wonderful
that bookmobile service to the city will continue for this

 Also, effective July 1, the following fee adjustments will be in effect:  Interlibrary Loans will be $3.00 per item requested; notary services will be $3.00 per transaction; and black and white computer printouts will be $0.15 per copy.



Little Free Libraries

Made possible by a grant from NeighborWorks Great Falls,

Funding from Friends of the Great Falls Public Library,

Hours of building and painting by numerous volunteers,

 and book donations from our community

Neighborhood Council #1

Meadowlark Park

2801 Fox Farm Road


Neighborhood Council #2

Rhodes Park

812 Central Avenue West


Neighborhood Council #3

Jaycee Park

225 23rd Avenue Northeast


Neighborhood Council #4

Heren Park

4415 4th Avenue North


Neighborhood Council #5

Russell Park

3333 17th Ave South


Neighborhood Council #6

Sunnyside Park

1412 High Street


Neighborhood Council #7

Carter Park

611 3rd Street South


Neighborhood Council #8

North Kiwanis

509 23rd Street North


Neighborhood Council #9

Lion’s Park

2701 10th Avenue South



Celebrating Woman’s Suffrage

This year marks the 100thanniversary of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement in Montana. The Great Falls Public Library is celebrating this historical landmark in a variety of ways. 

“Leading the Way: Montana Woman Suffrage and the Struggle for Equal Citizenship”, a unique traveling art exhibit designed by the Montana Woman Suffrage Centennial Committee from the University of Montana, will be at the Great Falls Public Library July 13 – July 27.  This exhibit will be on display in the Library’s lobby.

In addition, the Library’s annual Brown Bag Lunch Series will feature three programs on Thursdays at noon in July that focus exclusively on some aspect of women in society and woman’s suffrage. These programs are free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 10, Noon

My Hutterite Friend with Karen Ogden

Former Great Falls Tribune Regional Editor Karen Ogden chronicles her working relationship and subsequent friendship with Lisa Marie Stahl, the young Hutterite woman who was a Great Falls Tribune columnist.  With Karen’s help, she published her book My Hutterite Life, which gives a rare public glimpse into the private lives of the Hutterites.


Thursday, July 17, Noon

My Life in Broadcasting with Norma Ashby

Local TV personality Norma Ashby talks about her life as one of the first woman broadcasters of the 50’s and 60’s, successes, and noteworthy women she met in her career who inspired her, including Barbara Walters.


Thursday, July 24, Noon

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby: Women I’ve Known in Making Equality a Reality







 Page Forward

 Page Forward Saturday book discussion group continues on Saturday, August 9, at 10:00 am.  This group meets on the second Saturday of each month.  This discussion group continues to read books about and by Montana women in celebration of the 100th anniversary of woman’s suffrage in the state.  This month’s discussion selection is Long Way Home by Flora Wong from Helena.  In this book Wong tells the story of her childhood in China and her immigration to Montana.  She describes the life she and her husband made in Helena.

 Page Forward Tuesday book discussion group continues on Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00 pm.  This group meets on the fourth Saturday of each month.  August’s selection is The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.  This thought provoking book boasts an exciting plot and historical reference.



Summer Reading





  • Kids visit the library eight times and earn one free paperback book

  • Infants/toddlers through school-age kids (K-5) may all participate (students entering 5th grade fall 2014)

  • Kids receive one sticker for every day they visit the Kids' Place starting June 6 through August 6 (only one sticker per day)

  • Kids earning eight stickers may choose one (1) free paperback book in the Kids' Place August 1 – 9 or at the final party Thursday, August 7

  • Kids enter the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING by bringing their completed Library Visit Record Sheet to the final party. Child must be present to win one of over 100 prizes.

  • Kids may complete only one (1) Library Visit Record Sheet to earn one (1) paperback book prize during the entire 2014 Summer Reading Program.


Summer Reading Party

 The Great Falls Public Library is hosting the annual Summer Reading Party on Thursday, August 7, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Prizes for the children’s and young adults Summer Reading program will be awarded at the party.  Attendees can participate in a variety of cool, fun experiments, keeping in theme with the Summer Reading program.  Returning to entertain is Bat Honey, the popular puppeteer duo who delighted the crowd last year.  Not only does the duo write their shows, but they also create the puppet, stage, and entire production.



This year Bat Honey will be presenting their new show Space Bacon.  Join the space traveling rock star Tony Tanzanite and his friends as they search the galaxy for the source of a mysterious transmission.  But they must hurry, for the rowdy space band The Gaseous Fumes in on the same trail.  Whoever gets their first will claim the prize: the chance to rock the universe. 






Change to GFPL’s Summer Music Series


Originally scheduled to start on Tuesday, July 1st, the Great Falls’ Public Library’s Summer Music in the Library Park series will begin on Tuesday, July 8th, 7:00 pm, with a performance by the jazz standards band Impromptu.  It will continue on the following dates:



July 8, 7:00             Impromptu
July 15, 7:00            Mike McCormick
July 22, 7:00            Windy Ridge
August 12, 7:00          Four Schillings Short
August 19, 7:00          We Ski Cousins
August 26, 7:00          Jeni Dodd


           Steve Keller, originally was scheduled to play on July 1 cancelled for an unexpected emergency.

 This music series is free and open to the public.  The library does provide chairs, but encourages attendees to bring their own, or a blanket.  The Great Falls Public Library Foundation sponsors the music series.


 Art @ the Library

 In July the Great Falls Public Library is hosting an art exhibit by local artist Alma Winberry. Alma’s art is an eclectic blend of paintings, sculptures, and unique one-of-a-kind pieces. No medium is taboo to Alma, who uses recycled material to create some of her whimsical sculptures. In an exhibit by Alma you may see fabric art, paper sculptures, pieces made of old car doors, hats, paintings, and more. With Alma every exhibit is as unique as her art. A free art reception will be held for Alma on Thursday, July 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Enjoy refreshments and meet this eclectic artist.

























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Great Falls Public Library | 301 2nd Ave North, Great Falls, Montana 59401
406-453-0349 | Fri, Sat 10am - 6pm | Tu-Th 10am - 8pm | Sun, Mon Closed

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