Great Falls Public Library

301 2nd Ave North
Great Falls, Montana 59401

Fax 406-453-0181

Fri, Sat 10am - 6pm
Tu-Th 10am - 8pm
Sun, Mon Closed



Sundays & Mondays                                 CLOSED          

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays   10 am- 8 pm

Fridays & Saturdays                                 10 am - 6 pm      

**Effective July 1, 2014 the Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Sundays and Mondays year around.  


The Great Falls Public Library is re-instating bookmobile service for city
stops effective July 16 thanks to a generous donation of $5000 from Barb Teberg and
Bill Tacke of Great Falls.

Teberg and Tacke believe the bookmobile is vital to our
community and want to see it continue.  The donated funds will keep the bookmobile
running in the city through the end of the calendar year.  It is the hope of the
donors that others will step up and fund it through the end of the fiscal year (June
30, 2015). You can see the current bookmobile schedule here.

Kathy Mora, library director, said, “The generosity of the donors is
amazing.  We know how important the library is to the community and it’s wonderful
that bookmobile service to the city will continue for this

 Also, effective July 1, the following fee adjustments will be in effect:  Interlibrary Loans will be $3.00 per item requested; notary services will be $3.00 per transaction; and black and white computer printouts will be $0.15 per copy.


Stuffed Animal Sleepover @ the Library


The Great Falls Public Library invites parents and children 2nd grade and younger to bring a stuffed animal or doll to our fifth annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Friday, October 3rd  from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  Enjoy a variety of stories and songs.

 After our lively evening, we will tuck the animals into bed and say good night.  Children return the next day between 10 am and 6 pm to discover the mischief and fun the animals had all night long.  They will also collect their animals and dolls to take home.

 The program is free and open to the public.  Pajama wearing is optional.  For more information call 453-0349.

Little Free Libraries

Made possible by a grant from NeighborWorks Great Falls, funding from Friends of the Great Falls Public Library, hours of building and painting by numerous volunteers, and book donations from our community


Neighborhood Council #1                              Neighborhood Council #6

Meadowlark Park                                               Sunnyside Park
2801 Fox Farm Road                                        1412 High Street

 Neighborhood Council #2                             Neighborhood Council #7

Rhodes Park                                                      Carter Park

812 Central Avenue West                                  611 3rd Street South

 Neighborhood Council #3                             Neighborhood Council #8

Jaycee Park                                                        North Kiwanis

225 23rd Avenue Northeast                               509 23rd Street North

 Neighborhood Council #4                             Neighborhood Council #9

Heren Park                                                         Lion’s Park

4415 4th Avenue North                                      2701 10th Avenue South

 Neighborhood Council #5

Russell Park

3333 17th Avenue  South


Climate Change

The Great Falls Public Library is co-sponsoring the filmClimate Change: The Real Science Behind a Growing Crisis with the community group CCE on Thursday,September 25, 7:00 pm.  A discussion will follow the film.  This film is free and open to the public.  This film is an episode of the Fox network’s Cosmos series titled The World Set Free.  It aired last May.  With a laid back style, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the scientific basis for the concern about changing climate, while offering hopeful solutions. 


 Art @ the Library

In September the library is hosting an art exhibit by painter Carol Spurgin.  Carol will include paintings chronicling her various travels around the world, and will offer a contest to name locales depicted in 10 of her pieces.  The winner will receive a free print of Carol’s work.  Potter Alisa Hale will also be exhibiting her work during Sept.  She creates functional pottery with unique touches. In October the Great Falls Public Library will host an exhibit featuring the work of the Studio 706 Artists’ Guild.  This exhibit will include paintings, drawings, photographs, and more.  A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, October 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  This reception is free and open to the public. 

Studio 706, a nonprofit artist’s guild, was founded in 1997 to promote fine art, expose the community to local artists, teach and enrich local artists, and provide scholarships.  The guild offers classes, mentoring, studio privileges, and exhibition opportunities to artists working in a variety of media.  In addition it provides scholarships to Cascade County high school seniors planning to pursue art studies in college.  In 2008, Studio 706 awarded $1500 in college scholarships.  This money is primarily raised from the Guild’s art sales.  Membership to the Guild is open at a nominal cost.  For more information on the guild, call 452-5771.








 TEDxGreatFallsLibrary continues  on Tuesday October 21, 7:00 pm.  TEDxGreatFallsLibrary is an evening of TED Talks and lively discussion.  This program is free and open to the public.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference
bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.  TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  TEDxGreatFallsLibrary is an independently organized event licensed by TED.  This event will continue on the third Tuesday of each month.  Each month we will show three TED Talks videos featuring experts in their fields sharing cutting edge ideas, innovation, and progressive ways of applying expertise for the betterment of society.  A lively discussion will follow.
October’s selections are
How to truly listen by Evelyn Glennie                      How to use a paper towel by Joe Smith
How to tie your shoes by Terry Moore                     How to live to be 100+ by Dan Buettner
How to buy happiness by Michael Norton
According to event organizer Jude Smith, “TED Talks” will open up your mind, regardless of the topic.  I’ve found myself listening to various talks on subjects for which I thought I had no interest only to discover myself completely absorbed and inspired.  We are excited to have the opportunity to share these talks with the community in an effort to spark discussion and community in the most positive of ways.”
For more information of this new event check our website at or by calling 453-0349.  Visit our Facebook page at tweet us on Twitter at
About TEDx, x= independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.  These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = an independently organized TED event.  The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.  (These events are subject to certain rules and regulations developed by TED.)
About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.  Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.  The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mixture of topics.  Many of these talks are then made available, free, at  TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende, and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.  The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler.  TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posed daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas.  TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the
TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter at, or on Facebook at
For more information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit







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Great Falls Public Library | 301 2nd Ave North, Great Falls, Montana 59401
406-453-0349 | Fri, Sat 10am - 6pm | Tu-Th 10am - 8pm | Sun, Mon Closed

Great Falls Public Library