Saturday Storytime – first Saturday of the month

Saturday Storytime is designed for ages preschool through 3rd grade in the Library from 11-11:30 on the first Saturday of each month – October 5, November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2. A story and snack are included. There is no registration, just show up!

Breakfast with a Book – second Saturday of the month

The Library’s book discussion group typically meets in the Library at 9am on the second Saturday morning of each month (September-May). Participants enjoy coffee and treats while discussing the selected book. Book selections for 2019-20 include Where the Crawdads Sing by Della Owens on October 12; Moloka’i by Alan Brennert on November 9; Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke on December 14; Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank on January 11, 2020; February 8 – Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate; The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba on March 14; Educated by Tara Westover on April 18; Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng on May 9. A copy of all featured books is available at the Library. Email or stop in if you have questions; and join us if you have read the chosen book.

Blind Date with a Book – 2020 Winter Reading Program – January 13-March 13

“Blind Date with a Book” entries and evaluations were drawn from three categories -Children’s Picture Book, Children’s Fiction and Adult. Winners included Lacey H, Grant A, and Heidi L. 

Design-a-Bookmark Contest – March 1-31, 2020

In honor of Youth Art Month during March, the Kindred Public Library is sponsoring a Design-a-Bookmark contest from the 1st-31st. The entries will be divided into four age groups. The shape and instructions are available by clicking on Design-a-Bookmark.2020.template.

Missoula Children’s Theater – March 2020

Unfortunately the 2020 Missoula Children’s Theater “Snow Queen” has been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus and the postponement of all Kindred Public School activities. The sponsors will try again in March 2021 and thank you for your interest!

This Missoula event is co-sponsored by the Kindred PTO, the Kindred Public Library, and the Kindred Area Arts Partnership (KAAP).

Summer Reading Program – May-August

The Library’s Summer Reading Program is available for readers of all ages!  Watch for more information.

Little Free Library

Kindred currently has two Little Free Library locations in Kindred – one located near Gilbertson Park and the other near the City Park. These little libraries are restocked regularly; feel free to “take a book, leave a book”!

NOTE: The Gilbertson Park location will be closed until Spring 2020 to avoid dealing with access issues during snowy winter months.

Summer Arts Safari Theater Program –

The Kindred Public Library will offer a summer Safari Theater opportunity on July 27-31. This is the week before the annual Kindred Days celebration. If your child is interested, sign up will be available soon!

Kindred Days Open House – August 2020

Open House and free root beer floats – watch for more info in 2020!

Festival of Tables – August 2020

This fun fundraiser features creatively-decorated tables sponsored by volunteer hostesses. Wine, appetizers and dessert are served, and a purse raffle is held. Tickets for this fun evening, as well as additional information, will be available mid-summer. 

Trick or Treat at the Library – October 31

Add the Kindred Public Library to your stops on Halloween. The light will be on!

Tour of Homes – November 22, 12noon-5pm

Come Home for the Holidays” is the Library’s annual Tour of Homes fund raiser. Tickets for the tour can be purchased in advance or at the Library where coffee, cider and treats are available to enjoy. You can also check out the display of baskets for the Gift Basket Raffle. This is a great afternoon outing for friends, families, and/or couples. Contact the Library if you would like your home on the Tour or for further information.

Kindred City Holiday Decoration

Residents of the city of Kindred are encouraged to participate in this community-wide event by decorating the outside of their home/yard for the holidays. Participants complete an application form and prizes are awarded! Complete rules are available with the contest applications. This is a good opportunity to be creative, be festive, and have fun!!