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United States Air Force
Arden G. Hill Memorial Library
7356 4th Ave N
Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402-7506
Library programs differ by branch of service. You may have access to things like tutoring, educational courses, online programs and a variety of print and electronic materials. Hours, contact information and closings can be found here or by calling your installation’s library.
Get to know the Air Force Library Program. It has something for airmen and families in all locations and military stages.
Installation libraries play an important role in Air Force professional life. They offer technical publications to support job requirements and opportunities for career development. You can earn college degrees and certifications. You can also update promotion packages, prepare for transition or retirement and more. Many resources are available online through the Air Force Portal.
Installation libraries also offer community programs such as story hours and summer reading programs for children. There are author and book talks, and holiday and Air Force heritage events. Most libraries also offer access to computers, internet and basic office equipment such as copiers and fax machines. Programs and services vary by location. Contact your local installation library for more information.
All Department of Defense service members and their families can also use the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library. It provides an incredible array of resources for children and adults. Look for free tutoring, finance and language classes. You’ll find career transition assistance, car care advice, legal forms and more. Here is a sample of programs:
The Air Force Library Program has 91 libraries that serve more than 26.5 million customers. They circulate 5.5 million items annually and house more than 5.6 million print, audio, video and online resources. See what it can do for you and your family today.
Arden G. Hill Memorial Library (named for the long-time Air Force Librarian) is located in the center of Malmstrom AFB, convenient to both family housing and the dorms. Open six days a week, the Library offers a variety of services for children, teens, and adults both in the library or virtually 24/7/365.
The AGHM Library serves the active duty and retired military and their families stationed at Malmstrom AFB or serving with the Montana Air National Guard.
The library is a traditional style library with e-resources. We are on Facebook, Pinterest, and provide programs via webcam. The Library has in-house computers on a commercial internet service and military LAN computers. Wireless is available throughout the Library. There are scanners and printers (color & black/white) available. In addition, we have pre-loaded computers for children (Toddlers to Grade 5) with children’s early learning and educational programming. There are computers for Teens for education and gaming.
The library has over 35,000 items: print fiction and non-fiction books; movies; audio books; video & board games; educational 3D printer & STEM kits; graphic novels; Bestsellers & New books; movies for children and grown-ups on DVD; and music CDs. There is a large selection of educational resources for students of all ages and levels in print, and on-line. The Educational collection includes study materials for CLEP, DSST, and other military and civilian exams. We support At-home Learning and Homeschooling providing print and e-resources. The Library also provides mission support to units on base through technical publications and e-resources.
The Library offers several special collections, including the Chief of Staff Reading List, Military Life collection featuring materials on many aspects of military life for spouses and children, the Parenting Collection (books for children that parents can use to talk about sensitive subjects), and Educational Resources collection. The Library also houses the Family Advocacy Program’s library.
The Library offers a variety of on-line services and databases 24/7 outside the library walls: language learning; online tutoring service for K-12, college, and adults learners; e-books and audio books; magazines downloads; Do-it-Yourself databases such as Auto Repair; Home Improvement; Hobbies & Crafts; on-line educational classes; genealogy; and many more websites. All FREE to authorized personnel.
Pre-School Story time for children 2 - 5 occurs every Tuesday morning and a Toddler Time for 0 - 2 children on Thursday morning. Two or three stories are read each week, with a craft related to the story. We may sing a song or two and move around the library. The storytimes are also posted on the Library’s Facebook page, and children can pick up a craft kit in the Library foyer with that week’s craft. There are special storytimes throughout the year: Piñata Party; Easter Egg Hunt; Halloween costume party; Fourth of July Parad; and special visits from Santa, Sparky the Fire Dog, and a Cat-in-the-Hat party. We host a Noon Year’s Eve Party on Dec 31 for the children to count down to the coming new year.
Kids Winter Reading Programs for children kindergarten to 12th grade runs October to May and are both on-line and in person. Kids earn virtual badges and real buttons/patches.
Summer Reading Program sponsored by DoD MWR for children ages 0 to 18 encourages reading through an incentive program and the use of entertaining and educational presentations. An end-of-program party honors the participants and gives a “job well done”. This program typically runs in June to August six to eight weeks.
Dial-A-Story Line: Available 24/7 – call 406-731-4640 – this is a telephone story telling service where children can listen to a 2 - 5 minute story. New story every Thursday morning.
The Library has teen fictions and non-fiction print collections including e-resources for recreation and education. We provide STEM opportunities for teens, STEM Kits, an educational 3D printer, Coding classes, and other teen targeted programs. The Library offers books, materials and programs that are of interest to teens such as video games, Minecraft & Lego programs, Teen Tech Night in the spring and other special programs. During the summer, teens can participate in the Summer Reading Programs (ages 13-18) and activities.
The library provides a variety of special programming for Young Adults and Adults, including one-on-one computer training topics, family history & genealogy, gardening in Montana, and hunting/fishing. The library supports Book Clubs, both recreational and professional. There is both a Book Club Collection and an on-line Book Club resource for groups to borrow.
During the summer, the Library has a special reading program for adults in-conjunction with the children’s summer reading program called “Squadrons Read, Too!” Airmen, their spouses, and civilian employees compete for the squadron that read the most during the summer. Parents can read with the Top Squadron or in the children’s summer reading program. The Top Squadron is awarded a traveling trophy, and the Top Squadron Reader is also awarded a prize.
Additional information and the Library catalog can be accessed at the 341 FSS Services website. (www.341fss.com/library)