There is so much for kids to do at the Montrose Library! Click on the programs below for all the info… and don’t forget to take a look at the cool “Virtual Library.” It is a great place to keep up with programs, watch fun videos, and discover at-home activity ideas.

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The Virtual Library

One of the best ways to find out what’s going on at the library for kids is to visit our virtual library!

It is a great place to keep up with programs, watch fun videos, and discover at-home activity ideas.

Click below and enjoy-


Library Resources

  • Accucut Catalog- Paper diecut shapes available to the public with paper provided by patron and as time allows. Please email for our full diecut catalog.
  • Badge Quest – Read 3 informational books and complete an activity to earn a badge on a variety of subjects! Contact us for more information.
  • Check Out Colorado – Colorado State Park passes are available for free checkout at the library!
  • Colorado State Library Book Club Kits ¬– Request through the reference desk a set of books for your next book study.
  • EBSCO Host – Research databases.
  • Educators’ Card – Certain materials check out for 8 weeks. Stop by the Ask Here desk for more information.
  • Educators’ Requests – Request specific materials for upcoming projects, grade and reading levels, topics and more by calling, stopping by the library, or completing a request on the library website. Please allow 48 hours for all requests
  • Kanopy Kids – Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that range across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites.
  • Learning Express Library – Comprehensive testing database.
  • Mango Languages – Online language learning.
  • Overdrive – An online service for checking out eBooks, eAudioBooks, movies, and magazines on your computer or mobile device.
  • Scholastic Bookflix – Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles for the early reader.
  • Scholastic Teachables – Lesson plans and activity sheets for at home learning.
  • Universal Class – Online educational service.
  • World Book — World Book has given patrons permission to use their online services.

Community Resources

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Resource kits available for use by educators. Park rangers have first priority for all educational kits. Call 970/252-6000 for more information.
  • Colorado State University Extension STEM Program – Check out STEM kits for in person learning. Contact Stephanie Lamm ( for more information.  See a list of the kits here.
  • Ute Indian Museum History Take Out Kits – Contact Carly Jones (Educational Director) at 970-249-3098 or to check out one of three kits.
  • Friends of the Montrose Library Donation Shelves – Check the donation shelves provided by the Friends of the Library for gently used and donated materials for kids.
  • Friends of Youth and Nature – An organization dedicated to getting the youth of Western Slope outdoors and learning! Visit their website for informational links, contests, and activities for your kiddo’s outdoor learning needs.
  • Montrose Botanic Gardens – Visit the Montrose Botanic Gardens for the newest story walk!
  • Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Classroom –  Literacy lessons for grades K-3.

Educator’s Newsletter

The Montrose Regional Library Educator Newsletter features snippets of information on upcoming programs and library resources that may be of use to educators (including parent educators!) or your students.

Read the newsletter below. If you would like to receive the digital version of the newsletter, published three times a year, submit your name and email address to


Make a Kids’ Book Request

Please fill out the form below to request kids’ books through Montrose Library.

Kids Book Requests
For further suggestions or in case a librarian needs to contact you