The Big Sky Community Library started from humble beginnings, and has grown into a thriving resource and gathering place for the Big Sky community. Serving the Community since October of 2000, The Community Library provides library and computer services to locals and visitors to the area. With close to 30,000 circulation items available along with e-books and databases, patrons never go without a book to read or listen to. Rosetta Stone and OverDrive are just two of the newest popular items available for patron usage. A regular story time, Mondays at 10:30, provide parents an opportunity to expose their children to a variety of materials, Kindles, I-Pads, Lit Kits etc. Summer Reading programs for all ages are available as well as the first ever One Book Big Sky Book Club for anyone interested.
Faculty & Staff
The Current faculty and staff at the library are:
- Library Director: Amy Hunter - firstname.lastname@example.org -
- Community Librarian: Amy Hunter -
- Assistant Librarian: Erica Oglevie -
- Assistant Children's Librarian: Laine Hegness -
Friends of the library
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Friends of the Library is an actively contributing group of community members who are instrumental in maintaining basic operations of the library.
The FOL was formed in February of 2000 and has been the major fundraising source since the very beginning of the library.
The Members meet bi-monthly and volunteer their time to perform crucial library tasks, such as shelving books and preparing new materials for the collection.
It is the FOL's mission to promote a greater appreciation of literature and lifelong learning by providing special programs throughout the year, for both adults and children. It is our intention to encourage community awareness of the importance of fostering reading at all ages, by promoting the materials and programs of the library.
FOL support of special author visits, Read Across America Day, Turn Off the TV Week, weekly story times, Books for Babies, Books for Soldiers and an interactive summer reading program are just a few of the ways the FOL helps the library to enhance our community. Learn how to join or help support your local FOL below.
Jane McCarthy - Secretary
Sue Arneson - Treasurer
Patricia Doherty - Board Member
Rene' Kraus - Board Member
Anna McKay - Board Member
Donations & Support
Donate Materials for the Friends Used Book Sale The Big Sky Community Library is grateful for gifts of slightly used books, DVDs, music CDs, audio books and other materials which are an important supplement to our collection. Please remember that donated materials become the property of the Big Sky Community Library. If they are not selected for the collection, they may be sold at the Friends of Big Sky Community Library book sale. A tax receipt for all donations will be provided if requested. You may drop off donations at the Circulation Desk when the Library is open or click the image to donate via paypal.
We are always looking for new members to join The Friends of the Library, and what better way to help than be part of it! Join a great group of community members who are dedicated to maintaining the Library, promoting life long learning, and supporting community events to enhance our community, right here in Big Sky. Click here for a application and apply today!
Honor a friend of family member by dedicating a shelf in their memory. Over one hundred shelves have been purchased thus far. (Click here for more details.) You may also donate to the Steve French/Denise Tuohy Memorial Garden. This outdoor seating area for the library was built to honor and remember these two local community members who were committed to Ophir School and the community of Big Sky. If you would like to donate to this fund to help with the maintenance, please click here.
You don't have to join FOL to volunteer to help out: we can always use your help with shelving books during community library hours or volunteer your time helping with used book sales or support for fundraisers. All are welcome! Call the library at 995-4281 ext. 205 if you would like to help out.