The Great Falls Public Library is proud to announce that our Youth Services Librarian, Rae McFadden, and our program partner Conservatory ASL Northwest www.aslcan.com are the winners of the Montana Library Association Library Program of the Year for Bilingual Storytime. Bilingual Storytime is presented in American Sign Language and voiced in English. The Program of the Year Award is conferred on a single project, program, or innovation which demonstrates excellence.
The Great Falls Public Library and ASL-CAN started presenting Bilingual Storytime in January of 2020, moving the program online when in-person gatherings were no longer possible. A new Bilingual Storytime is uploaded to the library’s Youtube channel, GFPL Kids’ Place weekly on Tuesdays. Previous storytimes are available to watch any time.
Upcoming events from GFPL:
We are so excited to announce that in-person programs are beginning again starting July 1, with a collaboration between the library and Cassiopeia Books to host author and award-winning teacher Jean O’Connor. Ms. O’Connor will be speaking about her book, The Remarkable Cause.
MUSIC IN THE LIBRARY PARK:
Music in the Library Park on Tuesday evenings will kick off July 6 at 7pm with local crooning cowboys Pollo Loco!
July 6 Pollo Loco
July 13 Joel Corda
July 20 Wilbur Rehmann Quintet
July 27 The Lucky Valentines
Kids’ Place programs will be In-Person starting with a Storytime at 10:30 on Wednesday, July 7.
Tuesdays: Bilingual Storytime with ASL-CAN releases on YouTube
Wednesdays at 9:30 Facebook Live Storytime
Wednesdays at 10:30 In-person Storytime the Library!
Wednesday, July 14, Special Doggie Storytime with Canine Companions for Independence.
Fridays at 10:30 through July 9th, Toddler Time on Facebook Live then starting Fridays at 10:30 July 16, In-person Toddler Time at the Library!
The current Dungeons and Dragons group campaign is meeting online at 4pm on Saturdays, and will move to meeting in person on July 10th.
For questions about Kids’ Place programs, please contact Youth Services Librarian Rae McFadden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Reading Program kicks off June 4th!
We’re making up for lost time with a great series of events, crafts, projects, and prizes! Summer Reading at the Great Falls Public Library kicks off at 12:30 on June 4th with a special decorate-your-own-book-tote for kids and youth 3 years and older. The full calendar of events is available on the Great Falls Public Library website here: http://https://www.greatfallslibrary.org/summer-reading-2021/ New events for the Summer Reading Program include Dungeons and Dragons for youth ages 10 to 16 (pre-registration required, contact email@example.com to sign up!), Facebook Live visits with Zoo Montana for all ages, a new mixed media art tie-in to Word Warriors Writing Workshop, Facebook Live puppet shows and crafts with Firelight Shadow Theater, and much, much more! Also new this year, Library Loot Boxes for teens! School aged readers 12-18 can fill out a simple form with their reading preferences, and Library staff will curate a special box of treats and library books. Individuals who read at least two of the Loot Box books will be entered to win a new Nintendo Switch Lite preloaded with fun games!
For any questions regarding the Summer Reading Program, please contact Youth Services Librarian Rae McFadden, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 453-0349 ext 215