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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…

Mar 15, 2024

TEENS, make your voice heard! 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. ⁠ Voting for the Young Reader's Choice Award begins on March 15, 2024 and closes on April 15th, 2024. If you're in grades 7-9, then you can vote on books in the Intermediate Division. ⁠⁠If you're in grades 10-12, then you can vote on books in the Senior…

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

Mar 12, 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 A turtle puppet named Fred took over storytime operations this week and taught us a new word: HER-PET-OL-O-GY. It's from the Greek, meaning "creeping animals," and refers to reptiles, lizards, amphibians . . . y'know, all those cool critters that kiddos love! (Early literacy…

Mar 8, 2024

Bring new life to your old clothes! Bring new life to your old clothes! Join ImagineIF and Justin Barry from Functional Design, a local upcycling company, at this hands-on workshop. Justin will teach us how to transform an old sweatshirt into a useful and personalized tote bag. Drop by, hang out, and learn how to save money and get more life out of your items. Bring an old sweatshirt or hoodie. All levels welcome. This is a FREE event. Columbia Falls City Chambers (same building as the library): March 14, 3-6pm

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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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