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September 30, 2020

Harlem Library

Remember that masks are required while in the library. Please do your part to keep everyone safe! The library is here to support students, educators, and parents during the pandemic. We have hotspots available to check out to access the internet using cellular connection. The library is also leaving the Wi-Fi on 24/7 so people may access the internet. The password may be obtained at the front desk during the hours we are open. Students may use the library to study and the library has a back-to-school plan in place. Please contact the library for more information. Let the library know if you have completed the Sept. Book Challenge. The challenge for Oct. is to read a book with a body part in the title. Virtual Story Time via Facebook Live is held Tuesdays at 10 A.M. (except Oct. 6). Book Club meets using Skype Mondays at 4 P.M. The link is on our website and Facebook page.

Blaine County Library

Mobile Hotspots available for checkout. After School Hangout for grades 7 & 8 Mondays at 3:30, Story Time Tuesdays at 10:30, After School Hangout for grades 5 & 6 Tuesdays at 3:30 and LEGO Club for grades K and up Thursdays at 3:30. The Book of Life will be the movie this month at 5:00 p.m. Monday October 5th

Community Foundation Grants

Applicants must be either a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or an exempt governmental unit. Grants will range in size from $500 to $2,000. Grants must be used for projects benefiting communities or residents. Eligible projects must provide a direct benefit to local residents, be sustainable, and address important, unmet needs. Grant applications will be accepted Aug. 31 – October. 2, 2020. Email

Aaniiih Nakoda College

“07/01/20 effective date. At all times while on campus, all students, faculty and staff, including all summer interns working on campus are required to wear face coverings/masks that cover both nose and mouth.

Staff and faculty are NOT required to wear a mask in their respective offices. Masks will be required when out on campus, when students are present, when you are less than 6 feet of each other and/or in small campus meetings”

Bear Paw Cooperative

Hearing Screenings will take place in Bear Paw Cooperative member schools from August 24 through October 30, 2020. Children enrolled in kindergarten and first grade, and ninth or tenth grade will be screened. No other children will be screened without parental permission.

Please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns, or the Bear Paw Cooperative at 406-357-2269. This service is sponsored by the Bear Paw Cooperative.

Cemetery Meeting

Our next meeting will be October 15th in the ECC room at the Courthouse.

Harlem Food Bank

The Harlem Food Bank is working toward raising money to match the $2000 that Town Pump will match if we can raise that much. In the past the Food Bank has been very successful but times are very different now. The deadline is October 31, 2020 for anyone to make donations. Any help the Food Bank receives will be appreciated and donations will be put to good use. You can send you donations to Jack L. Siemens, Box 402, Harlem, Montana, 59526.


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