Coronavirus Updates

Following the closure of K-12 schools in Montana, all ImagineIF Libraries will be closed through Saturday, April 11th as a precautionary measure to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Library customers should keep currently checked out materials at home, as book drops will be closed and not accepting returns.The Library will ensure that customers do not accrue fees for materials during the closure.

Librarians are also preparing remote services and will be answering questions via e-mail and offering virtual programming. To get in touch with a librarian during business hours (Monday–Wednesday 10-8, Thursday–Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5) email asklib@imagineiflibraries.org.

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Access databases HERE.


ImagineIF YouTube Channel

Visit our YouTube page for online Early Literacy Classes and STEAM activities taught by your favorite librarians!

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RECOMMENDED SITES FROM OUR LIBRARIANS

FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC 

Center for Disease Control (CDC) 

Situation summary and overview of the outbreak   

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

MedLine Plus 

Basic guide to preventing and responding to coronavirus 

https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html 

National Library of Medicine 

A portal to research and current data on COVID-19 

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/index.html#Novel_Coronavirus 

 

FOR EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS 

 US Chamber of Commerce Foundation 

A quick response guide for employers 

https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/guidance_for_employers_to_plan_and_respond_to_coronavirus.pdf  

Factsheet for employees  

https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/coronavirus_workplace_tips_for_employees.pdf 

 

FOR INFORMATION ON THE LOCAL RESPONSE 

Flathead City County Health Department 

Stay up to date on current response and infections in Flathead County 

https://flatheadhealth.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/  

Updates and information about Montana’s response to COVID-19  

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt 

 

AVOIDING AND IDENTIFYING MISINFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

NewsGuard 

A list of websites that have shared inaccurate information about coronavirus 

https://www.newsguardtech.com/coronavirus-misinformation-tracking-center/  

World Health Organization 

Infographics explaining common myths about coronavirus 

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters 


DISTANCE SERVICES TO YOUTH AND CHILDREN

Social Media

Families are encouraged to stay tuned to ImagineIF’s Facebook and Instagram pages for online early literacy and youth programming. Our children’s librarians will offer play, art, sensory and STEAM ideas for families to do at home. Stay tuned for special online editions of storytimes with your favorite ImagineIF librarians!

Creativebug

Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Get unlimited access by creating an account today! Just enter your library card number and email address.

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TumbleMath

TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.

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TeenBookCloud

TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.

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