ImagineIF Libraries

Providing educational and recreational materials, programs, and resources to promote literacy, inspire lifelong learning, and enrich the community.

New Arrivals

Here are a few recent additions to our archive. Click a book cover to be taken to a summary page where you can check availability, read reviews, and more.

Upcoming Events

Shelf Discovery

Get the scoop on everything ImagineIF. Explore upcoming events and programs, discover your next great read with staff recommendations, and connect to your library community.

May 10, 2024

The votes are in! The winners of the 2024 Young Reader's Choice Award are: Junior Division: Unplugged by Gordon Korman Intermediate Division: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim Senior Division: Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter See the full list of winners and runners up at PNLA's official announcement. The Young Reader's Choice Award is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) for young readers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Alberta, and British Columbia. It was first established in 1940, making it the longest-running—and only US-Canada international—children's choice book award. Learn more at pnla.org. Readers in grades…

May 9, 2024

Mark your calendars for a celebration of the love of literature! Friends of the Library in Flathead County are pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Library Spring Festival on Sunday, May 19. The festival will feature outdoor activities for all ages, building on the success of last year. New in 2024, the festival will include a Flathead Valley LitFest, hosting three panels of local authors that same afternoon. A Journey Through the Pages After the resounding success of last year's Spring Forward Festival, the Friends of the Library are excited to offer an even bigger celebration this year! Last year,…

Page header reading "Storytime" with the ImagineIF Libraries logo, surrounded by cute cartoon animals.

Apr 24, 2024

The Youth Services team at ImagineIF Libraries plans and implements early literacy programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in Kalispell, Bigfork, and Columbia Falls. Our goal in every Storytime is to connect with young children and their caregivers through books, songs, and interactive activities that foster early literacy and social emotional skills. Explore the Storytime Schedule Mail time! Receiving and sending letters and packages is an exciting prospect to many kids, and an important aspect of life as a grown-up. This week, we learned about mail carriers and read some mystery letters addressed to the Storytime Friends. This Storytime was…

Page header reading "Storytime" with the ImagineIF Libraries logo, surrounded by cute cartoon animals.

Mar 27, 2024

The Youth Services team at ImagineIF Libraries plans and implements early literacy programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in Kalispell, Bigfork, and Columbia Falls. Our goal in every Storytime is to connect with young children and their caregivers through books, songs, and interactive activities that foster early literacy and social emotional skills. Explore the Storytime Schedule This storytime was half public service announcement, half hand-washing how-to, and all fun! We sang, we danced, we conducted germ simulations, and we all walked away a little more excited about washing our hands. Books Read: Germs Are Not for Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick…

Online Classes & Activities

Watch your favorite library staff in videos featuring stories, songs, art projects, and science you can do at home. Stream our latest online Early Literacy classes and STEAM activities right here by double clicking a thumbnail to load and play! Check out our YouTube Channel for more educational videos.

Our job is to provide free and open access to books and information. With hands-on activities and experiences for all ages, we work to transform vision, dreams and desires into reality.

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