Friday, July 31, 2009

A long time ago in a library far, far away...

Check out the photos from our space/Star Wars story time this Friday. It was out of this world!

Monday, July 20, 2009

READing Dogs

The New York Public Library has the lions. We have the dogs. In fact, we will soon be visited by more dogs: dogs that READ. This Thursday (July 23) the Belgrade Library will host four Reading Education Assistance Dogs. READ dogs are trained therapy dogs who work with budding readers to help improve literacy skills. The dogs do this by being very good listeners. Visit Intermountain Therapy Animals to learn more about these amazing animals and be sure to join us Thursday at 6 PM to meet the READ dogs in person.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Judge Snowberger, guest reader at Our Family Reads

Judge Snowberger was the guest reader at Our Community Reads on Thursday evening, July 16th. After telling about the library she enjoyed as a child, and reading two of her favorite stories to the children and grownups, she invited everyone to her work place. At City Hall, she introduced children to the policemen then took them to the courtroom and showed them what a judge does. Daniel and Birch were commended for their good citizenship.

Western Story Time

This week's Story Time went west. Mr. Jason & Miss Angela read Skippyjon Jones by Judith Schachner, Farmer Brown Sheers his Sheep by Teri Sloat, and The Golly Sisters go West by Betsy Byars. We also sang "My Home's in Montana" and listened to the Roy Roger's classic "Happy Trails." Join us on July 24 for our favorite stories.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Perusha peruses the Library

Perusha the cat came to visit us for Wednesday's Fun at 1:00 summer program. She brought her friend, Angela Sandoval, to talk about her home, the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter. Perusha was very patient as all the kids petted her, and she listened eagerly to the story that Angela read. Then the kids made cat and dog puppets, to entertain Perusha and themselves.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Buddies at Story Time

On July 10, our story time was all about buddies. We read A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom, Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty, George and Martha by James Marshall, and Annie Bananie by Leah Komaiko. We also sang "The More We Get Together" in both English and Sign Language. Please join us for Western Day on July 17.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer Reading Program Takes Flight

Wednesday's Fun at 1:00 program welcomed the Montana Raptor Conservation Center (MRCC). Becky and Shaun, our visitors from MRCC taught the participants about the types of raptors that are found in Montana. The highlights of the afternoon were the two live raptors that are ambassadors of the program. Bu (pronounced Boo), a great horned owl, and Pilgrim, a turkey vulture, made guest appearances. Both birds are unable to survive on their own in the wild; instead, they travel around to help spread the word about how to identify and help raptors. To learn more about the MRCC visit their website

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Math Wiz Club

Belgrade students have had an opportunity to stretch their math skills at the library during the past few weeks. The Math Wiz Club has been meeting in the library community room on Tuesday afternoons to play the Math Wiz card game. The club encourages students to use their math savvy, learn new skills, make friends, and have fun. The club is open to students in grades k-12 and meets at 3:00 on Tuesdays through the end of July. If you (or your child) would like to join, please come a few minutes early to register. Check out the Math Wiz website at

Friday, July 3, 2009

Mardella Brock Displays Pottery @ the Library

Stop by the Belgrade Community Library to see the fanciful ceramics by Bozeman artist, Mardella Brock, whose wares are in the display case during July and August. She has been working in ceramics for more than thirty years, a hobby turned occupation. Although her work is mostly functional items such as bowls and dinnerware, most of the items she has chosen for the summer display at the library are more whimsical.