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Kids

Sensory Play Saturday

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Sink your hands into a spectacular tub of fun! Mix, measure, pour or possibly search for tiny treasures. All ages welcome!

Kalispell: Saturday, April 6, 11am-4pm

Game Day

Kids playing games

Do you love to play games like Spot It! and Connect Four? Drop in for 1 game or 5 with fellow game enthusiasts and lots of laughs! The Nintendo Switch will also be available to play during Game Day! Especially for kids in grades K-5. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Kalispell: April 15, 3:30-5:30pm

Wednesday Workshop

Kids playing games

Join us every Wednesday for hands-on exploration, including LEGO Club and STEAM Space (science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities). We’ll create art, play games, construct new worlds with LEGOs, tackle an engineering challenge or learn a new craft. Especially for kids in grades K-5. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Kalispell: Wednesdays, 2-5pm

Columbia Falls: Wednesdays, 2-5pm

Bigfork: Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm

Early Literacy Classes

Kids Story Time area at the library

Choose the program that best suits your child’s age and development.

Kalispell

ImagineIF Kalispell Children’s Department

 

Toddler Storytime: Mondays, 11:00am

Sing, dance, read and explore while also building social and emotional skills. This fun and interactive program is for toddlers and preschoolers who love to move! Caregiver participation encouraged. Especially for ages 2-4.

 

Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, 11:00am

Enjoy longer stories and musical activities that promote listening skills and following directions. Following storytime, children can explore activities that highlight math, art, dramatic play and science. Especially for ages 4 and 5.

 

Baby Storytime: Wednesdays, 11:00am

Make connections with other parents and learn fun techniques for using books, songs, and rhymes at home. Rhythm and repetition will guarantee your little one recognizing and requesting favorite songs. Especially for ages birth to 24 months.


Bigfork

Ark Building (Future Home of ImagineIF Bigfork)

 

Bigfork storytime will be paused until further notice due to the construction on the future home of ImagineIF Bigfork at the Ark Building. We hope to see Bigfork families in Kalispell or Columbia Falls for storytime!


Columbia Falls

ImagineIF Columbia Falls

 

Toddler Storytime: Mondays, 11:00am

Sing, dance, read and explore while also building social and emotional skills. This fun and interactive program is for toddlers and preschoolers who love to move! Caregiver participation encouraged. Especially for ages 2-4.

 

Preschool Storytime: Thursdays, 11:00am

Enjoy longer stories and musical activities that promote listening skills and following directions. Programs will include hands-on activities that highlight math concepts and science exploration. Especially for ages 4 and 5.

 

NEW! Baby Storytime: Fridays, 11:00am

Make connections with other parents and learn fun techniques for using books, songs, and rhymes at home. Rhythm and repetition will guarantee your little one recognizing and requesting favorite songs. Especially for ages birth to 24 months.

Online Resources for Kids

Kid Playing with Paper Robot and Rocket Equipment

Virtual Early Literacy Classes & STEAM Activities

Check out our Facebook and YouTube pages for weekly virtual Early Literacy classes and STEAM activities. Watch your favorite library staff in videos featuring stories, songs, art projects, and science you can do at home. (ages 0-5) 

ImagineIF Facebook: www.facebook.com/imagineiflibraries

YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ImagineIFyoutube

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