ImagineIF Libraries

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

Libraries Closed – March 4th

All library locations will be closed on Monday, March 4th due to staff training.

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.

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Feb 22, 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 Who's ready for a pizza party!? Every kid's favorite meal provides endless fun and a great chance to experience new vocabulary and early math skills (Whole, Half, "How many slices?"). Books Read: Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly and James…

Feb 15, 2024

Your Guide to Suspending Holds Did you know you can put a “hold” on your hold? In the library biz we call this suspending a hold. Suspending a hold is a way for you to stay on the wait list for an item, but let others check it out until you’re ready for it. Why would you want to suspend a hold? Do you have a vacation coming up and you won’t be able to pick up holds? You can suspend your holds while you’re away so you don’t miss them! Do you have too many books to read at…

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Feb 7, 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 BOXES. Always full of potential . . . You never know what you might find inside! Join us as we explore the wonder of these deceptively simple objects. Books Read: Big Box, Little Box by Caryl Hart ISBN: 9781681197869 Thank You Bear by Greg…

Feb 6, 2024

Our Yarn Drive is unfurling from Feb 26 to March 11. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, we're reaching out to our incredible community, inviting you to donate yarn to support teen programming. We are collecting donations of any yarn type and any color. We especially adore vibrant acrylic, worsted weight (4) yarn for our creative projects, but we welcome every contribution, even those leftover bits from your past crafting adventures. How You Can Contribute: Simply drop off your yarn at ImagineIF Kalispell, more drop-off locations to be announced. Your contribution is more than yarn; it's a thread that weaves…

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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