Kids’ Place

Drag Queen Story Hour with the Mister Sisters (Family Pride Week-Day 1)

Family Pride Week: Day 2-YA Graphic Novels

Luz from CAN reads Why?

Family Pride Week-Day 5: Middle Grade Chapter Books

Meadow Animals Toddler Time

Family Pride Week: Day 3-Library Director Susie McIntyre reads Strictly No Elephants

Family Pride Week: Day 4-Mr. B reads Uncle Bobby's Wedding

Summer Reading 2021


Can you escape our new Theater Virtual Escape Room? Kids 8 and up, teens, and even adults are invited to test their book and movie trivia knowledge. The Theater Virtual Escape Room will be available on our website,, this May.


Summer Reading starts on Friday, June 4th, Great Falls Public Schools’ last day. Babies, kids, and teens birth to 18 are invited to read, read, read and win great prizes! Keep track of your reading using a paper log or our READsquared app! Prizes available will include Dairy Queen gift cards, mini Lego kits, slime, fidget toys, water bottle stickers, and access to video games in the READsquared app.


This year, the Library will introduce a new Summer Reading program just for teens. YA readers 12 to 18 will be eligible to get their own curated Library Loot Box full of personalized book recommendations and treats! Just fill out the Google Form available on our website in mid-May, then pick up your box at the Circulation Desk and use our READSquared app to track your reading. Complete 2 out of 3 of the books included in your box, and you will be entered to win a new Nintendo Switch Lite preloaded with games!


Join us for fantastic virtual animal programming with Zoo Montana and shadow puppet performances and workshops by Firelight Shadow Theater. These programs will stream on Facebook Live and will be accompanied by new craft kits each week. Pick them up in the Kids’ Place.


Check out our YouTube Channel, GFPL Kids’ Place!, for new videos each week, including Storytime, Toddler Time, and ASL Storytime with ASL-CAN. You can find more information about ASL-CAN’s mission to bring people together through American Sign Language by visiting their website:


Please reach out to Youth Services staff with your questions: or (406) 453-0349 ext. 215.


All Youth Services programs are free and open to the public.


(All In-Library Kids’ Programming CANCELED until further notice)

Storytime is an early literacy program for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years old. It meets on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. It emphasizes pre-literacy, social, and motor skills through songs, movement, a story, and a take-home craft.  Please contact Youth Services staff to find out more about our monthly theme.

Pajama Storytime is similar to morning Storytime (for preschoolers 2 ½ to 5 years), but with a more relaxed, bedtime vibe. Wind down from the day with lullabies, gentle movement, and a bedtime story

Toddler Time is a program for babies and toddlers from birth to 2 ½ years old. It meets on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15. It builds language, motor, and social skills through songs, lap bounce rhymes, and parallel playtime.

Lego Club is a space for kids and teens age 5 to 14 to construct Lego projects and socialize. It meets on Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00, and no sign-up is required. Please build with our Legos-we wouldn’t want yours to get lost.

Anime and Manga Club is a club for fans 10 to 14. Join us one Saturday a month at 2:00 for a new fandom-inspired activity. Please contact Youth Services staff for this month’s project.

Word Warriors Writing Workshop encourages young writers 10-14 with a monthly discussion of the fundamentals, followed by a writing prompt. It meets one Wednesday a month at 2:00. Please contact Youth Services staff for this month’s theme.

Move it @ the Library is a new free family fitness program for ages 8 and up. Fitness classes in a variety of formats from Tai Chi to Zumba will be held on Saturday mornings at 10:00. Please contact Youth Services staff for class formats and instructors. Note:  A parent or legal guardian must attend with and sign a waiver for their child to participate.

Play Dungeons & Dragons at the Library on Saturdays from 3:30 to 5:30. Volunteers are available to help new players create their characters.

Try your hand at building, crafting, sewing, and much more at Family Makerspace on Saturday afternoons at 4:00. Please contact Youth Services staff to learn more about specific projects.

Please see the Library’s events calendar or Youth Services staff for more information about any of our great programs. Contact Youth Services Librarian Rae McFadden by phone at (406) 453-0349 ext. 215 or e-mail at to schedule a library program or tour to meet your group’s needs.

Kids under the age of 8 must be supervised by a parent or caregiver over 12 while using the Library.