Kids’ Place

Kids’ Programming

Storytime is a program for preschool children age 30 months to 5 years. 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. The Youth Services Department also hosts a monthly Storytime Party for kids age 2 to 12 and their families.  Parties celebrate the monthly Storytime theme with songs, games, a story, and a take-home craft.

Toddler Time is a program for babies and toddlers from birth to 30 months. It builds language, motor, and social skills through songs, lap bounce rhymes, and parallel playtime.

Junior Book Tasting is a book club for new readers age 4 to 9. Stop by Kids’ Place to pick up your gift-wrapped Junior Book Tasting picture book.  Each month will have a unique theme emphasizing excellence in children’s literature. Read your surprise book, then join us for a discussion to build public speaking skills and a creative activity with peers.

Every month, the Youth Services Department hosts a Family Movie for kids and their families.  Please see Youth Services staff for this month’s title.

Lego Club is a space for kids and teens age 5 to 18 to construct Lego projects and to socialize.  It alternates every other week with Coding Club.

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 care-giver over 12.


The Youth Services Department has launched a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program to help Cascade County babies and kids 5 and under build early literacy skills and get ready for kindergarten. Pick up a reading log in Kids’ Place. Kids will earn reward stickers for every 100 books they read, and repeat readings count!
The teen programs formerly held on Friday afternoons at 4pm will transform in December into a series of makerspace and gaming event for teens 12 to 16 with developmental disabilities. These programs are a collaboration with Quality Life Concepts. Please contact Rae for more information at (406) 217-8067 ext. 215 or
All Youth Services programs are free and open to the public.