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Nov 22, 2023

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 special Storytime helped preschoolers celebrate and learn about some of our favorite community heroes: firefighters! Columbia Falls has a small fire department with four full time paid firefighters and a slightly bigger crew of volunteer firefighters. We so appreciate Chief Weeks and his…

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Nov 21, 2023

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Hugo Awards! The Hugos are science fiction's most prestigious award, presented annually at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) since 1955. The Lodestar Award and Astounding Award winners included here are also announced at Worldcon, though they are not Hugo Awards.⁠⁠ ⁠ NOVEL Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher NOVELLA Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire SERIES Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky RELATED WORK Terry Pratchett: a Life with Footnotes by Rob Wilkins DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM Everything Everywhere All At Once screenplay by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, directed…

Nov 17, 2023

ImagineIF Libraries Readers' Advisory Looking for your next great read? The expert library staff at ImagineIF are here to help! Looking for a book with some familiar scenery? These fiction titles all take place in Montana. Adult Fiction Lone Women by Victor LaValle The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage Perma Red by Debra Magpie Earling Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson The Challenge by Danielle Steel Winter in the Blood by James Welch The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig Young Adult Fiction Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson The Sacred…

Red velvet curtains and a spotlight highlighting the text: "Prize Winning Books"

Nov 14, 2023

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Kirkus Prize! Since 2014, this literary honor has been awarded annually to books of exceptional merit in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and young readers’ literature.⁠ ⁠ FICTION The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride NONFICTION Our Migrant Souls by Héctor Tobar TEEN America Redux by Ariel Aberg-Riger Read more about the Kirkus Prize and the 2023 recipients at⁠

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