By Kathy House EBS Contributor

Big Sky Community Library is beginning its 16th year serving the community. October and November will see the annual FOL membership drive and the Friends are always looking for new members to support the library. If you’re interested in becoming an FOL member, a form is available at

The Friends of the Library will held their annual meeting on Oct. 21 in the Big Sky Community Library. A progress report was presented for the library’s fiscal year and FOL members reelected officers for the 2015-2016 calendar.

Summer reading program success

The “Every Hero has a Story” summer reading program was once again a huge success. With an average of 40 attendees for the six different programs, visitors and circulation were at record-breaking numbers for summer use. The 25 students who visited the library at least six times throughout the summer and completed the reading requirements were treated to a special party this month to celebrate a fantastic summer of reading and programs.

New Releases
There are several new releases available in the library for circulation. Watch for the “new” sticker on all recently acquired books. Here are a few:

“H is for Hawk” By Helen Macdonald
This book explores the story of Helen Macdonald, who purchases a goshawk named Mabel, and battles with the reality of losing her father, a falconer.

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” By Marie Kondo
This No. 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

“Being Mortal” By Atul Gawande
Practicing surgeon Atul Gawande examines the limitations and failures of medicine in reference to aging, frailty, and death.

If you are interested in honoring a friend or family member with a shelf plaque, call the library or visit and click on FOL.

Leah Burris Memorial
Close to $1,000 has been raised for our dear late friend and active FOL volunteer, Leah Burris, recognizing her friendship and dedication to our small community. These funds will go towards purchasing new materials for the library.

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Mon. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Story time 10:30 a.m.)
Tues. and Wed. 4-8 p.m.