Summer Reading Program - Youth Program Schedule

Monday, June 17th at 10:30 AM - Mother Goose (Special Location)

Join us in the library under the mural in the children’s section this week for a special session of Mother Goose (for babies and toddlers and their parents or caregivers)

Thursday, June 20th at 10:30 AM - Summer Reading Program

Martin Horejsi, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Science Education, Solar System Ambassador for NASA, and longtime meterorite hound, will run a kid friendly program on the Moon, Mars, and Meteorites.  This program will be followed by a hands-on activity suitable for school-aged kids.

Thursday, June 27th at 10:30 AM - Summer Reading Program

The universe is a big place indeed, and this summer Jessie Herbert and the other fantastic staff of SpectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula will be helping us explore the universe within as they bring their “Science of Me” to our library for a fun, hands-on morning of activities suitable for kids of all ages!

Thursday, July 11th at 10:30 AM - 34th Annual Bug Race

Join us for the 34th Annual Bug Race at the Elks Lodge #1695 on Thursday, July 11th at 10:30 a.m.  This stellar event will feature space-themed snacks and crafts to follow the race.  Following on the successes of our 2018 Bug Race, we’ll be utilizing plastic bugs that you can select on the day.

Thursday, July 18th at 10:30 AM - Summer Reading Program

Amy Williams, many-talented teacher and Indian Education Coordinator for the Polson School District, will lead us in learning some new and traditional ways of understanding the cosmos with star stories and star art from Native Skywatchers, an organization that celebrates Indigenous and interdisciplinary STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) programming.

Thursday, July 25th at 10:30 AM - Summer Reading Program

In preparation for the afternoon solar observation program, our Youth Services Librarian will teach about the Sun and other stars—what they’re made of, how they behave, and what they do for us here on earth. Crafts and activities suitable for school-aged kids will provide participants with hands-on knowledge.  Look for details about the afternoon program on the Summer Reading Page.

Thursday, August 1st at 10:30 AM - Summer Reading Program

The SciNation Maker Truck (a partnership project with SpectrUM Discovery in Missoula) will be visiting the library and hosting a number of hands-on crafts and activities!  You can find out more information about SciNation and the Maker Truck at

Thursday, August 8th at 10:30 AM - Annual Movie Event

Join us for a special one-time showing of Apollo 13 in partnership with Polson Theatres!  Please make sure to stop by the library on or after July 18th to pick up your free tickets.  You must have a ticket to attend!  Concessions will not be available during the showing.

Thursday, August 15th at 10:30 AM - "Earthrise" Documentary

We will be showing Earthrise, a 30-minute documentary short from 2018 that “tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space” (quote courtesy of the Earthrise website at, where you can find out more and view a trailer). Many thanks to Go Project Films for allowing us to screen this documentary free of charge! This film is unrated by the MPAA, but is widely considered appropriate for all ages. This screening will be followed by fun Moon-related crafts and activities appropriate for school-aged children.

Thursday, August 22nd at 10:30 AM - Annual Ice Cream Social & Prize Drawing

You do not need to be present to win one of our prizes, but you do need to be present in order to partake of some delicious Wilcoxen’s ice cream from The Cove.