ImagineIF Libraries


Seed packing Parties

Join our friends from Land to Hand for seed packing parties at ImagineIF! Individuals of all ages and abilities are welcome to join us as we stamp, label, and spoon seeds into envelopes. Do you have seeds you want to donate to our seed library? Donation boxes are out at all ImagineIF locations! Stop by one of these laid back events and help us restock our seed library and save seeds for next year’s Free the Seeds event.

ImagineIF Kalispell: Tuesday, December 12, 2-4pm
ImagineIF Columbia Falls: Tuesdays, December 5 & 19, 2-4pm

Gift Tag Decorating

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Transform an ordinary manila tag into a work of art using stamps and other decorative elements. Create tags for a special gift or use it as an ornament. This activity is especially for adults.

ImagineIF Bigfork: December 5-9
ImagineIF Columbia Falls: December 11-16
ImagineIF Kalispell: December 18-23

Stamp Carving

Stop by to create your own custom stamp using specialized carving tools. Take the stamp home and decorate gifts, cards, and more! Or stop by our Gift Tag Decorating station and use your new stamp to make a special gift tag. This activity is especially for adults.

ImagineIF Bigfork: December 9, 4-6pm
ImagineIF Columbia Falls: December 14, 4-5:45pm

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.

Find out more about Science Connect >

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!

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 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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