Missoula Public Library | 301 East Main Missoula MT 59802 | (406) 721-2665 | M-W 10am-9pm | Th-Sa 10am-6pm | Su 1-5pm

Kids Events




  1. PICK UP a Summer Reading Log at your Library. One per person. LAST DAY to pick up logs is AUG 19. Ends AUG 31.
  1. THE LOG. Color in one circle for every half hour you read or listen to a book (audio books are OK).
  1. PRIZES! When you’ve reached a specific level on the log, come to the Library and collect your prize.
  1. THE END. Prizes must be collected by AUG 31.



LEVEL 1 (16 circles) DQ Dilly Bar or $1.75 credit to The Good Food Store

LEVEL 2 (32 circles) One free book

LEVEL 3 (50 circles) Available after June 22 - $3.50 credit to The Good Food Store 

END OF SUMMER Play Library Bingo, enter a final prize drawing



JUNE 11-AUGUST 24, Mon. through Fri. 11:30-1 PM

In cooperation with Missoula Food Bank, we will have free lunch and activities for kids and their caregivers throughout the summer. Activities are sponsored by: MPL, SpectrUM, Missoula Food Bank, and a fun variety of Missoula organizations.


Play = Learning! Through play your child develops literacy and social skills.

Tiny Tales is for babies and toddlers ages 0 to 3.

Storytime is for preschoolers ages 3 to 6.


Lego Club

Please join us every Thursday from 3:30-5 PM on the Dragon Rug in the Children's Department. Lego and Duplo pieces provided. The only thing you need to bring is your imagination! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Special events occur throughout the year. You can watch for these during National Library Week in April, National Library Card Sign-up Month in September, Banned Books Week in October, and more.

Events include make and take crafts, our annual Christmas cookie decorating and craft event, a Teddy Bear Sleepover, Dr. Seuss Birthday celebration, and a Peeps contest.

Information about upcoming events can be found at the library, on our website, and through many mainstream media sources.