September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Big Sky Community Library wants to make sure that your child has the smartest card of all – a library card.
Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
“We are encouraging families and community members to come in and get their library card,” says Librarian, Kathy House. “With 16 computers, patrons have access to the internet to do research for homework projects, plus there are excellent references available both online and on the shelves.”
A recent study by the American Library Association also showed that families use libraries to spend time together. Forty-four percent of survey respondents report taking their children to the library for this reason.
For more information on how you can sign up for your library card, visit the Big Sky Community Library at Ophir School, call 406-995-4281 Ext. 205 or see the library’s Web site at bigskylibrary.org.
Community Library hours are Sundays 1-5pm, Mondays 10am-6pm, story time at 10:30 (Mondays), Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4-8 p.m.