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 1pm - 5pm
Mon Closed



Mondays CLOSED

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10 am- 8 pm

Fridays & Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm
Sundays (seasonally October-May) 1 pm - 5 pm

The Great Falls Public Library will be open on Sundays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm October 4th through May 22nd.

~Library Closures~

 In January the library will be closed on Friday, January 1st, in recognition of New Year’s Day and on Sunday, January 17th, in recognition of Martin Luther King Day.

 The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Sunday, February 14, in honor of Presidents' Day.

 Loan Period Changes


Effective January 1, 2016


We’re giving you more time to read your books!


Regular Patron Accounts

 Three weeks with the option for one renewal 

Senior Citizen Accounts (Age 60 and older) 

Remain the same: One month with the option for one renewal


Great Falls Public Library Seeks...
Young Adult Readers!
Join the January fun and read something new from the 317 new Young Adult books recently added to the library’s young adult collection. Young adult readers also have the chance to participate in a reading contest and win cool prizes during the month of January.
 While you’re in selecting books, stop into the Teen Scene to pick up an entry form beginning January 2, 2016.  Read four new books from the Young Adult section, record the titles on the entry form, and turn in the form to the library by Friday February 5.  You may enter as many times as you’d like.  Three winners will be drawn. 
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




Standing Together Montana

 The Great Falls Public Library is hosting a four-part reading/discussion series, Standing Together Montana, aimed at veterans on the fourth Saturday of each month, January – April from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  The first session is Saturday, January 23rd.   The discussions will be facilitated by Roy Harrington, a counselor at the Great Falls Vet Center.

 Military service and experiences can be hard to talk about with family and friends at home.  Standing Together uses powerful literature to start and keep the conversation going, lets veterans talk to peers about relevant issues and ideas.  These sessions aim to build reading and discussion skills, and camaraderie amongst participants.

 The centerpiece of this program is the book Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian, 44 fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and memoir selections from Homer’s Illiad to contemporary, personal accounts of members of the service that speak to experiences, concerns, and aspirations of those who have served in the military and made the often-difficult transition back into civilian life.


Books for this series may be picked up at the Great Falls Vet Center beginning Dec. 20th.  For more information on this series call 453-0349


Healthy Resolutions
In January, the Great Falls Public Library is hosting a four-part series on healthy living on Thursday evenings at 7: 00 pm.  These programs are free and open to the public.  The schedule follows:
January 7                   Posture and Core Strength with Danielle Peters
Danielle is a licensed physical therapist assistant and certified Pilates trainer at the Peak.  She will talk about posture, core strength, and common injuries attributed to poor posture and a weak core.  She will also emphasize how strength and aerobic exercise is essential for overall health, along with how it can assist the the aging and elderly with daily activities.
January 14                 Meditation Made Easy with Doris Boyle and T.C. Hirsch
                                    Doris Boyle and T.C. Hirsch collaborate to share the many health benefits
                                    of meditation, be it lower blood pressure, less stress, better
                                    concentration, and more.  They will also discuss the variety of meditation
                                    styles and lead the group through some sessions streamlined for this
January 21                 Massage and Well-Being with Marilyn Schneider
                                    Longtime massage therapist Schneider will talk about the importance of
                                    massage to a healthy being.  She will cover the mechanics of the massage
                                    process and how it helps to clear the body of toxins, alleviate stress, and
                                    much more.
January 28                 Nutrition You Never Knew with Linda Evans
                                    Evans, the owner of A Healthy Horizon, has been guiding people to health
                                    for over 30 years, as a R.N. for 28 years before going on to earn a Masters
                                    of Science and become a PhD candidate in Holistic Nutrition, and certified
                                    in Nutrition Wellness.  At A Healthy Horizon, Evans sells various
                                    nutritional products and helps clients with individual health issues through
                                    nutritional therapy.  She will demystify basic principles of sound nutrition
                                    and offer guidelines to follow a healthy eating plan. 


In January and February the Great Falls Public Library is hosting an art exhibit by Ann Gannon and the Gannon tribe from Sun River.  Their exhibit will include a wide selection of paintings and drawings.
Several members of the local Woodcarvers Guild will also be exhibiting a variety of their work including the whimsical to the serious.
Finally, quilts made by quilters from the Big Sky quilts are also on exhibit during February.  These quilts are part of the Project Linus program.  Project Linus is a volunteer non-profit organization with a two-fold mission.  First, to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers".  Secondly the project provides a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
Visitors to the library are encouraged to vote on their favorite displayed quilt.  A drawing of all cast ballots will be held at the end of February.  Prizes are provided by Big Sky Quilt 




              Come Color @ GFPL!

 Relax, relieve stress and color inside the lines!  The Great Falls Public Library has an Adult Coloring Center where adults can practice art therapy.  This hot, new national trend helps participants reduce stress and anxiety, train their brains to focus, and have fun in the process!

 The Adult Coloring Center, which is located on the second floor seating area of the library, is self-serve and open all library hours.  Pages with a variety of designs, pencils and markers, and clipboards are provided.  A file box is offered to store pages for the next visit.  You can also take your creations home.

 An adult coloring contest will be held in January to promote the new area.  Prizes will be awarded at month’s end and include a coloring book, a handmade, ceramic mug, and a book bag.  All entries will be displayed.  This center and contest are sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Public Library and the GFPL Foundation.

Coloring Contest Entry Form





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