Ben Steele Library

Librarians Mrs. Doles and Mrs. Whitworth

Mrs. Doles

I’m Andrea Doles, one of your Ben Steele librarians. This is my third year at Ben Steele. Before working at BSMS, I was a librarian at Will James for 19 years. I’m an alum of Montana State University Bozeman (Go Bobcats!) where I received my BA in English with a K-12 Library Media certification. In 2013, I finished the Technology Integration Master’s from Lesley University. When not working in the library, I enjoy doing family research, embroidery, reading, and spending time with my family and cats.

Mrs. Whitworth

Hi, my name is Julie Whitworth and I am the new librarian, sharing time between Ben Steele and Lewis and Clark Middle Schools. I have worked in public education for many years, most recently at the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools. I have a BA in Political Science, a BS in Elementary Education, and a Master’s Degree in Education. I am also an all-level certified library media specialist. I’m excited to be back in schools, sharing my passion for literature and research with middle school students! There is no better place to be than in the LIBRARY!

Hours: 7:40 - 3:40 Phone: 601-1647

Wednesday hours: 7:40 - 2:40 (If librarians need to leave for meetings, the closing time is 2:10)


  • Come with a pass and have all materials needed.
  • No food or drinks. Water is OK.
  • Clean up your work area before leaving, log off computers, push in chairs, etc.
  • Computers are for school work only.
  • Treat others with respect.