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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…

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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…

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