ImagineIF Libraries

Summer Experience

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 13th, children and teens can pick up a gameboard at any ImagineIF location that offers reading and learning challenges, as well as a list of summer programming at the library. Participants can bring back their completed gameboard by August 20th to receive a prize.

Play Expo

Calling all young scientists, artists and explorers! Drop into ImagineIF to kick off your summer. Register for Summer Experience, take home a game board, and complete ten activities to win a prize.

Kalispell: June 21, 11:00-4:00

Bigfork: June 22, 11:00-1:00 @ Ark building

Columbia Falls: June 23, 11:00-4:00

June Summer Experience Events for Kids

Join us this summer for free early literacy programs packed with science, art, and hands-on fun.



Get swept away by wild and wonderful weather science!

Toddlers & Preschoolers

Kalispell: June 28 & 29, 11am-12pm

Kids in K-5th Grade

Kalispell: June 30, 11am-12pm

Beneath Our Feet

Who dwells underground? Let’s dig deep and find out.

Toddlers & Preschoolers

Columbia Falls: June 27 & 30, 11am-12pm

Kids in K-5th Grade

Columbia Falls: June 29, 3pm –4pm

June Summer Experience Events For Teens

Workshops are open to all teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required, as space is limited.

Register for Teen events at:


Bioactive Enclosures

Become an eco-architect at our Bioactive Enclosures program! Come design, develop, and then craft your own mini biosphere with LIVE plants, moss, and microfauna!

ImagineIF Columbia Falls

June 27, 2-3:30pm

Kids in K-5th Grade

Kalispell: June 30, 11am-12pm

Merch Meetup

Don’t miss the local fandom event of the summer! We’ll create our own swag, listen to music, discuss summer fandom news and releases, and play video games. See you soon, fans and stans!

ImagineIF Kalispell

June 23, June 30 3-4:30pm

Download Summer Experience Gameboards

Click the buttons below to download a gameboard.

button for Early Learners Gameboard

Early Learners – babies, toddlers and preschoolers

button for Kids Gameboard

Kids – K-5th graders

button for Kids Gameboard

Teens – 6th-12th graders

Summer Experience is possible because of our generous sponsors:

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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