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Articles by Library Staff

Nov 29, 2023

Bring new life to your old clothes! Join ImagineIF and Justin Barry from Functional Design, a local upcycling company, to practice reclaiming, mending and repurposing your old clothes and gear. Drop by, hang out, and learn how to save money and get more life out of your items. Practice new skills or share your upcycling knowledge with the group. Bring a piece of clothing or gear you would like to transform or repurpose. All levels welcome. This is a FREE event. Bring an old sweatshirt to upcycle into a tote bag! All levels welcome. December 16th, 10am-1pm in the meeting…

Nov 28, 2023

Your definitive guide to placing a hold Did you know ImagineIF is part of the Montana Shared Catalog Partners Group? That means you can place holds on items from 36 public libraries throughout Montana! Sharing resources is a smart use of taxpayer dollars, and allows us to expand our walls way beyond our limited physical space. Placing a hold is free! There are a few ways to place a hold; if you want to do it yourself just follow the steps below, or download our handy guide. You'll be notified by phone or email when your holds are available, and…

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

Nov 27, 2023

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 National Book Awards! The National Book Foundation presents this annual award to celebrate the best literature published in the United States. These were the 2023 winners.⁠⁠ ⁠ FICTION Blackouts by Justin Torres NONFICTION The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History by Ned Blackhawk POETRY from unincorporated territory [åmot] by Craig Santos Perez TRANSLATED LITERATURE The Words That Remain by Stênio Gardel, translated by Bruna Dantas YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat The full list of winners and nominees is available on the National…

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

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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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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