ImagineIF YouTube Channel

Join your favorite library staff for stories, songs, art projects, and science you can do at home. Find how-to videos to help you get started with ImagineIF’s online resources. Go to channel >

Hoopla Digital Media

Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Find out more >


Summer Experience 2021

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Unplug and explore literacy, STEAM, and nature all summer long!

Summer Experience encourages people of all ages to enjoy books, explore science, and discover new adventures all summer long. There is no cost to participate. Program launches June 14th. Find out more here>

Outdoor Early Literacy Classes

In addition to the Summer Experience kits, we are offering outdoor early literacy classes this summer in Kalispell, Columbia Falls and Bigfork. Check out online events calendar for dates, times and locations or download the flyer below.

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Story Strolls

Take reading into the outdoors this summer with ImagineIF’s Story Strolls. We’ve partnered with local parks so youth and adults alike can enjoy reading a children’s picture book while strolling along a nature path.

This activity is a great complement to our Summer Experience program and encourages literacy and a love of reading.

Story Stroll Dates and Times:
Bigfork Nature Trails: June 10-18
Lawrence Park: June 19-25
West Shore Community Library: July 9-12
Pinewood Park in Columbia Falls: July 12-19
Lone Pine State Park: July 23-30
River’s Edge Park in Columbia Falls: Aug 2-9
Creston Fish Hatchery nature trail : August 17-24

Pop-Up Summer Learning

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Join us for brainy, hands-on play at our pop-up learning station at the School District 5 (SD5) food truck. Kids get free lunch provided by SD5’s Summer Food Program and access to reading and learning with ImagineIF! Plus, kids can pick up Summer Experience kits, while supplies last.

Wednesdays 11am-1pm
SD5 food truck in the Old Navy Parking lot


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) 

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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 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.

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TumbleBook Library

Animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love. Use your library card to log in.
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