New Teen Program: Scene
Tinker, create, and make! Teens, come explore the creative scene and discover what amazing works you can make. Bring your friends or come solo. Dig into the latest activity kit at the library. Stop in any time during library open hours. For teens in 6th-12th grade. While supplies last.
December: DIY Gift Wrap
Carve your mark and stamp to your heart’s content to create customized wrapping paper.
Bigfork: December 7-11
Columbia Falls: December 13-18
Kalispell: December 21-31
Wired Wednesday Program Suspended Starting Fall 2021
ImagineIF created Wired Wednesdays in 2017 in response to the high numbers of youth flooding the library afterschool. Wired has been a safe learning environment for tweens and teens ages 9-14 on early-out days. The program has also stretched the limits of our spaces, staff time, and relationship with the City of Columbia Falls. We have a responsibility to serve patrons of all ages, and that requires providing tweens and teens with rich, hands-on learning opportunities and safe, supportive spaces.
However, we do not have enough staff hours or sufficient space to be an afterschool drop-off center for Columbia Falls youth, and it would be irresponsible for us to continue Wired Wednesdays with our current resource constraints.
We remain committed to providing access to the following:
- learning interactives,
- a rotating set of educational toys that appeal to tweens and teens.
This fall we will also offer hands-on learning kits for youth to take home.
Read Ellie Newell’s (our Youth Services Librarian) letter about Wired Wednesday HERE>
Teen Eats Videos
Teens! Pair your fandom knowledge with culinary arts in our Teen Eats series! Join Ashley as she shows you how to cook up culinary delights inspired by fandom lore. Check our Social Media pages for the latest and get a link to download each recipe!
ImagineIF Facebook: www.facebook.com/imagineiflibraries
ImagineIF YouTube Channel
Visit our YouTube page for online Early Literacy Classes and STEAM activities taught by your favorite librarians!
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.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.
MontanaLibrary2Go – Download audiobooks and ebooks for your computer, e-reader, portable media player or tablet.
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.