Explore literacy, science, art, and nature all summer long!
Summer Experience encourages children and teens to enjoy books, explore science, and discover new adventures all summer long. There is no cost to participate.
Starting June 12th, children can pick up a scrapbook and teens can pick up a gameboard at any ImagineIF location.
Click the links below to learn more.
Summer Experience Events for Kids
Summer Scrapbook (For children birth to 10 years)
Document what you read and do this summer using a DIY scrapbook and uniquely designed stickers. Pick up your scrapbook, sticker sheet, and a special writing tool at any ImagineIF location beginning June 12th. During the month of August, share a picture of a finished page in your scrapbook in our online gallery and be entered into a grand prize drawing.
Summer Experience Programs by Location (June 12 – Aug 12)
Early Learners (ages 3-5): Monday & Tuesday, 11am
Kids (ages 6-11): Thursday, 11am
Early Learners (ages 3-5): Monday & Thursday, 11am
Kids (ages 6-11): Wednesday, 11am
Bigfork (at Ark Building):
Early Learners and Kids: Thursday, 11am
Kids Summer Experience Programs
Download a list of Kids Summer Programs HERE
Summer Experience For Teens
Teens, get ready for a summer adventure with ImagineIF Libraries’ Teen Expedition Gameboard! Starting June 12th, make your way to any ImagineIF location and pick up your gameboard to begin your epic journey. With our gameboard, you’ll take on a series of reading and learning challenges, navigating your way across the map and staying up-to-date on all the exciting teen summer programming happening at the library.
Don’t miss out on this chance to become the ultimate survivor! Complete your map by August 12th to earn an epic reward. So what are you waiting for? Gear up and hit the trail, because this is a summer you won’t want to miss!
Have you heard of the art process of printmaking? In traditional printmaking you create a design on a template and then print it, and reprint it, onto textiles. Quick Printmaking is an event to experiment with this process quickly. We’ll provide all the supplies (including blank t-shirts!) so just bring yourself and your ideas!
ImagineIF Kalispell Teen Zone: July 12, 3:30pm & Aug 2, 3:30pm
ImagineIF Columbia Falls Teen Zone: June 30, 3:30pm
Adventure Notebook Painting
Join us for a painting experience with gesso and acrylic paint! Explore your creative side to personalize a provided sketch book perfect to take on all your summer adventures!
ImagineIF Kalispell Teen Zone: June 28, 3:30pm & July 19, 3:30pm
ImagineIF Columbia Falls Teen Zone: July 28, 3:30pm
Survival Gear DIY
From wilderness scenarios to day-to-day situations, 3D printing can have an array of practical applications. Check out these applications and more survival DIY IRL at Survival Gear DIY!
ImagineIF Kalispell Teen Zone: July 5, 3:30pm & July 26, 3:30pm
ImagineIF Columbia Falls Teen Zone: July 14, 3:30pm
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament
Battle it out to see who’s the ultimate at our Super Smash Bros. tournament! Enjoy pizza, snacks, and crafts while cheering on your friends. *Must enroll by 2:10 p.m. day of to participate in the tournament.
Ark Building (Future Home of ImagineIF Bigfork): July 15, 2pm
Anime At Dusk
Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and come wrap up Summer Experience with anime at dusk! Our Fandom group will be showing Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry on their 200-inch inflatable screen! Parents are encouraged to attend as chaperones for their teens. Stop by any ImagineIF location to register or register on the day of the event at the Ark Building from 8:10-8:30pm.
DUE TO WILDFIRES AND AIR QUALITY CONCERNS, THE EVENT LOCATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE ARK BUILDING (FUTURE HOME OF IMAGINEIF BIGFORK) AT 162 BRIDGE ST, BIGFORK, MT 59911.
Please check our website or call (406)758-5820 for event updates.
Download Teen Expedition Gameboards