GLENDIVE PUBLIC LIBRARY
In Glendive, the public library is located at 200 S. Kendrick Ave. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Library staff welcomes visitors to check their e-mail, weather, road conditions and hometown newspapers while they enjoy the beauty of the unique building. They may also browse through a comprehensive local and state history collection.
The library features several attractive reading areas. The Enchanted Forest, a special nook for the younger children, includes a large woodland mural and comfortable seating. The elementary school children find the magnificent dinosaur carpet a bright addition to their reading area. The Teen Scene has a fun and funky decor and includes a collection suitable for young adults. Movies DVDs and music CDs are always popular with the young people.
The Montana Room houses a fine collection of local Montana and Western history. It provides a quiet, comfortable area for study and research. The Garden of Readin’ will appeal to those who enjoy the feeling of being in a lovely English garden.
Special children’s computers are available. These provide interactive educational programs without access to the Internet. This area is appreciated for its child-friendly quality.
Free Internet access is available not only during library hours, but also 24 hours a day, seven days a week through wireless capabilities.
The library subscribes to free Internet databases that include 6,000 magazines and newspaper resources, automotive repair and Heritage Quest. The library also has free downloadable audio books that patrons can listen to on their own MP3 players, CDs or computers. Many new releases and best sellers are available.
The local newspapers, 1882 to the present, are available along with an index. Free services are available for the blind and handicapped. Interlibrary loans make information and resources from other libraries available to community patrons.
Children’s story time is held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and features stories and other special entertainment for preschool children. At 10:30 on the last Wednesday of each month, a “Babies and Books: program will be held to help parents of children from birth through age 3 learn to develop important skills. A summer reading program, “Dream Big” is open to children between preschool and fourth grade. A second program, “Own the Night,” is designed for fifth to 12 grade will also be held. Both will start July 10 and run until Aug. 10. The program also includes contests with cash prizes for winners. There is no charge for the reading programs, story times or other services.
An attractive community room, complete with kitchen facilities, is available free of charge to accommodate meetings, luncheons, programs family reunions and other gatherings.
In Richey, the public library is located at Main Street and Meadowlark. It is open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This library has a charm of its own and a wide variety of library materials from which to choose. A laptop computer is available for checkout.
DAWSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Jane Carey Memorial Library at Dawson Community College is open to the public. During the school year, the hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The summer library hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or as posted on the door.
Anyone wondering about the summer hours can call the college at 377-3396.
Wi-Fi is available at the library, along with nine computer stations. The DCC library catalog, periodical data bases and e-books are some of the offerings available at the library’s website. Books, magazines and 14 local, state and national newspapers are available for the public to utilize.
The library features wonderful natural lighting and a great views of Glendive and the Yellowstone River valley.
FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
Also available to anyone doing genealogical research is a branch of the Salt Lake Family History Center located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on North Anderson Avenue. It has surname lists, census records, military records and other information available on computer. Appointments to use the Family History Center can be made by calling 989-0810.