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Summer Reading Program 2018

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading 2018

This year’s summer reading theme is “Libraries Rock!” The growing popularity of summer programs for families and teens means the library will host the majority of events at Lewis & Clark Park, with performances in July happening at the Belgrade Market. In the event of inclement weather, programs will move to the library’s upstairs community room. You may print a copy of this year’s reading challenges and events here: Summer Reading Program 2018. Summer Reading is sponsored by the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation (YCCF).

Pre-K thru Grade 5

Reading Challenge:
Complete a 12-hour reading log to win a book of your choice. Prize books range from picture books to beginning chapter books. Students in 5th grade may participate in either or both reading challenges.


  • June 09 – Summer Kickoff Fun Run, 8K and more!
  • June 14 – Percussion Petting Zoo and Ukulele Cabaret
    • 2:00-4:00PM at Lewis & Clark Park
    • Interact with a variety of percussive instruments (drums, guitars, keyboards, etc.) and hear music by the Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret. Have your own uke? Come jam with us!
  • June 21 – Museum of the Rockies Trunk Show
    • 2:30-4:00PM at Lewis & Clark Park
    • Celebrate all things that ROCK, from paleontology and geology to guitars and music. Learn about fossils and guitars, paint your own “pet” rock and make a musical instrument of your very own!
  • June 28 – Learn Local: Yamama! World Music and Dance
    • 2:00-3:00 and 3:00-4:00PM in the Library’s upstairs community room.
    • Yamama! is an all-woman World Rhythm ensemble based in Bozeman. They love drumming together and sharing that joy with the community.
    • This program is sponsored by the Bozeman Area Community Foundation.
  • July 13 – Jack & Kitty: Organic Vaudeville & Jug Band Folk
    • 2:00-3:00PM at Lewis & Clark Park
    • Jack and Kitty are high school sweethearts who play “Organic Vaudeville and Jug Band Folk” music. Kitty is the niece of reggae legend Bunny Wailer (of Bob Marley and the Wailers) and Jack’s babysitter was ukulele oddball Tiny Tim. The Emmy-Award-winning duo loves to perform concerts nationwide, playing a variety of folk instruments including guitar, ukulele, washboard, jug, kazoo, harmonica, whizbang, rumba box and much more! More about Jack & Kitty here.
  • July 19 – Magic, Music, & Mayhem
    • 5:30 & 6:30PM at Lewis & Clark Park (during the Belgrade Market)
    • Interactive magic shows presented by The Party People, Mr. E and Kyle!
  • July 26 – The Kilted Man
    • 5:00-7:00PM at Lewis & Clark Park (during the Belgrade Market)
    • Enjoy a night of Celtic music that will sweep you into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved of many Irish tales. The Kilted Man provides a show complete with traditional Celtic instruments, such as the concertina, bodhran, bones and mandolin.

Grades 5-12

Reading Challenge:
Complete a book review for every book you read and enter to win one of four prize packs! Prize pack themes include Ready Player One, Fantastic Creatures, Music and Comic Books. New this year: Belgrade teens vs. Bozeman teens: total pages read. Keep track of all the pages you read for some friendly competition!


  • June 20 – Battle of the Bands with Guitar Hero
    • 1:00-3:00PM in the library’s upstairs community room
    • Now’s your chance to live out your dream of being a ROCK STAR! Grab your friends, play some music, and create an album cover.
  • June 27 – Drum Circle & DIY Bucket Drums
    • 1:00-3:00PM at Lewis & Clark Park
    • Bring your rhythm and beat and join in our drum circle. BYO materials or use those provided by the library to create and personalize your own drum!
  • July 18 – Coding Sounds
    • 1:00-3:00PM in the library’s upstairs community room
    • Learn how to use coding to compose your own masterpiece! A computer expert will be available to help.
  • July 25 – Karaoke/Lip Sync Battle
    • 1:00-3:00PM at Belgrade Community Library (upstairs)
    • Pick a song and rock out at our end-of-summer party! Bring your friends or perform solo during our karaoke and lip sync battle at the park.

2018 Summer Reading Program info poster