This winter our theme is Tools
Tools can extend our ability to modify and improve the features of our world. Come explore with us this winter as we use tools to help us reach goals, learn new skills and see the stars.
Frequent Reader Card
Our Frequent Reader Challenge continues! Prove your love of reading by taking home a frequent reader card. Check out and read 4 books by December 31st. Use our Book Lovers station to punch your card, get new recommendations, and recommend your favorites to other library patrons.
After your punch card is full, drop it off to be entered to win a gift card to a local coffee shop! Drop off multiple cards for additional entries.
Available at all ImagineIF locations through December 31st.
Tea at the Library
Sometimes tea is just the tool you need to relax and warm up. Enhance your next visit to the library with a complimentary cup of herbal tea.
Kalispell: December 6-11
Columbia Falls: December 13-18
Bigfork: December 21-31 /p>
An Announcement about Hoopla
After analyzing collection use from the last 18 months, our collections team decided to eliminate Hoopla from our suite of downloadable materials.
The last year has demonstrated that there is high demand for both digital and print collections in Flathead County, and we have a responsibility to offer access in the format that taxpayers want and need. However, we lack the actual budget to satisfy demand for Hoopla titles. We are fortunate to participate in a sharing system for MontanaLibrary2go, which keeps costs low.
In our effort to provide essential services, we have a responsibility to choose the most cost-effective services with our budget. Hoopla is expensive. In order to meet demand from our patrons, we would need $60,000 more dollars this year than we actually have.
We will continue to offer for checkout:
- DVD movies and TV shows
- Music CDs
- Audiobooks in CD format
- High-quality collections of popular print books
- Downloadable eBooks & audiobooks via MontanaLibrary2Go
Hoopla will be available through September 30, 2021, after which it will be discontinued. Read Interim Director Martha Furman’s full letter about our decision to cancel Hoopla HERE>
Online Resources for Adults
Ready to get creative, but don’t know where to start? Try Creativebug!
ImagineIF has teamed up with CreativeBug, an online resource offering free access to over 1,000 classes designed by renowned artists and creative experts. All you need is a library card and a valid email to create an account!
- 1. Get a library card (or use your existing library card).
- 2. Create an account at Creativebug (enter your library card number and a valid email).
- 3. Choose any project you want!
Share your finished work on Facebook or Instagram tagged #AtHomeWithImagineIF and you will receive a free ImagineIf Tote bag!
MontanaLibrary2Go – Download audiobooks and ebooks for your computer, e-reader, portable media player or tablet.
Find a Great New Read
Want recommendations from book experts? NoveList offers fiction and nonfiction reviews, read-alikes, audiobook listen-alikes, discussion guides and more, for readers of all ages.
Databases & Resources
Whether you are fixing your lawnmower, finding funding for a nonprofit organization or finishing a research paper, ImagineIF’s databases have the information you need.
Discover the newest titles at ImagineIF, often before they hit the shelves.