ImagineIF Libraries


Make and Take Patch

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Did you miss our Mending Workshop last month? Not to worry. Stop by ImagineIF this May and make your own fabric patch to take home and use to repair your gear or clothing. Check out books about mending and learn about Creativebug, an online resource that offers free access to thousands of arts and crafts classes. All you need is a library card to create an account!

ImagineIF Kalispell: May 8-13

ImagineIF Columbia Falls: May 16-20, noon to 6pm

ImagineIF Bigfork: May 23-27

New Science Tools for Checkout!

ImagineIF is excited to announce Science Connect: Lending Tools For Discovery, a new service that allows patrons to check out science kits or a Reflector Telescope. In partnership with Arizona State University and SciStarter, ImagineIF is offering two Citizen Science Kits for checkout – Measuring Light in the Night Kit and Exploring Biodiversity.

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Measuring Light in the Night Kits

With the Measuring Light in the Night Kit learn about light pollution and contribute to astronomical research. The kit features interactive star charts, astronomy binoculars and sky quality meter.

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Exploring Biodiversity Kit

This kit will introduce you to our local biodiversity. It provides smartphone clip-on lenses and smartphone adaptable binoculars to you share your observational data on iNaturalist, the world’s most popular nature app.

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Circulating Telescope

Imagine IF Libraries has partnered with The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula and the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation to provide an Orion Starblast 4.5″ Reflector telescope for check out.

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Online Resources for Adults

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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!

Get started:

  1. 1. Get a library card (or use your existing library card).
  2. 2. Create an account at Creativebug (enter your library card number and a valid email).
  3. 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!

Digital Materials

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.

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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.

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New Arrivals

Discover the newest titles at ImagineIF, often before they hit the shelves.

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Our job is to provide safe and fair 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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