ImagineIF Libraries

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

Bigfork Library Moving

Our current Bigfork library location at 525 Electric Ave closed on July 6th. Bigfork Patrons can pick up holds at the Kalispell and Columbia Falls library locations until the new Bigfork library opens in August at a newly remodeled building located at 186 Bridge St.

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.

Jun 14, 2024

Grab a library book you don’t have to return! This year’s Repurposed Reads are ripe for the picking, ready to transport you to worlds filled with fantasy, adventure, mystery, romance, or even all of the above! But where do these titles come from? Sure, the library is in the business of giving books away, but doesn’t it normally want them back? Repurposed Reads are selected from weeded materials. “Weeding” is a process library staff uses to make room for new books and keep the shelves easy to navigate, and it consists of removing books that haven’t been checked out for…

Jun 13, 2024

HELLO, SWELL SLEUTHS! Welcome to ImagineIF’s Summer Experience 2024! This year, we’re jazzing things up with our brand-new Teen Blueprint Gameboard. Get ready for an adventure packed with intrigue, charm, and a dash of feline finesse. Our Teen Blueprint is your ticket to an unforgettable summer escapade. Picture this: a grand mansion from the jazz age, bustling with cats in their finest flapper dresses and zoot suits, plotting heists and solving mysteries. The blueprint, featuring incredible illustrations by our resident artist Sierra Benjamin, will guide you through each room of Fat Cat’s mansion. From the lavish ballroom to the mysterious…

Jun 12, 2024

Step into the shadowy underworld of the 1920s and embrace the intrigue of the Teen Summer Experience 2024. This summer, we're offering a series of workshops that will sharpen your skills and test your mettle. MAKE YOUR OWN BUBBLE TEA (GRADES 6-12) Join Ash, the bubble tea aficionado, as she leads you through the tantalizing world of bubble tea creation. Whip up your own concoctions of flavorful boba and milk teas while uncovering the secrets behind crafting those irresistible boba pearls from scratch. This workshop is not just a hands-on experience in culinary arts, but also a peek into the…

May 24, 2024

Calling all gamers! Our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament Returns! Teens in grades 6-12 and FVCC students are invited to battle it out to see who’s the ultimate at our Super Smash Bros. tournament! Enjoy snacks, and crafts while cheering on your friends. *Must enroll by 1:00 p.m. day of to participate in the tournament. At FVCC Library (777 Grandview Dr, Kalispell) on Saturday, June 15, 1:15pm *FVCC Students must present ID. How it works We've got everything set up to make sure you have an unforgettable gaming experience. See tournament setup, equipment, prizes, and event details below. I. TOURNAMENT…

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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