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

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.


 Our Goals

  • Help children and caregivers develop reading muscles and library habits

  • Develop an appreciation for language and a love for books

  • Assist in language development

  • Increase familiarity with the library and library staff

Tiny Tales

(Birth to 36 months)

MPL Downtown

This unique program is held every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30am. Participants will sing songs, learn fingerplays and nursery rhymes, and hear stories. This program is usually held downstairs in the Large Meeting Room (signs will be posted if being held elsewhere).

EmPower Place

Catch Tiny Tales at EmPower Place in the new Missoula Food Bank every Monday and Wednesday at 10:00. 

What is your child learning? Hearing stories and rhymes helps your baby develop language skills and your toddler develop their vocabulary. Toddlers learn nine new words a day!


(3-6 years)

Storytimes offer engaging experiences including stories, songs, fingerplays, flannel board stories and more.

MPL Downtown

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6) is held all year long at 10:30am on Friday mornings.

Family Storytime (all ages welcome) is held on Saturday mornings at 10:30am and Sunday afternoons at 1:30pm year-round. This program is usually held upstairs in the Children's Programming Area (on the Dragon rug).

Seeley Lake Branch

Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

What is your child learning? If your preschooler loves books and stories, they will be a more successful reader.