Summer Experience 2020

Explore, create, and read, all summer long!  Youth and adults alike can complete activities, earn badges, and win prizes while exploring their imaginations and the world around them using Beanstack, reading challenge software! Find out more>

 

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 >

Kids

Summer Experience 2020 is Live!

Explore, create and read, all summer long! 

Youth and adults alike can complete activities, earn badges, and win prizes while exploring their imaginations and the world around them using Beanstack, reading challenge software, with mobile and desktop friendly versions. Get started >


Summer Experience Snapshots

Share your Summer Experience Snapshots with us. You could be featured on our Facebook and YouTube page! Email us your photos to asklib@imagineiflibraries.com.

Fridays, 11am
ImagineIF Facebook: www.facebook.com/imagineiflibraries


ONLINE RESOURCES FOR KIDS

Early Literacy Classes on Facebook Live

We’ve brought storytime to Facebook Live! Tune into ImagineIF’s Facebook Page and join us for stories, rhymes and a craft lead by your favorite ImagineIF staff. This entertaining and interactive early literacy class is designed for children age birth to 5 and their caregivers!

Tuesdays, 11am
ImagineIF Facebook: www.facebook.com/imagineiflibraries


Virtual Early Literacy Classes & STEAM Activities

Join your favorite library staff for stories, songs, art projects, and science you can do at home. Whether you’re tapping your foot or whipping up a batch of slime, these videos are sure to bust that social isolation blues and equip caregivers with the tools to help their child learn. The target age varies day-to-day, with content of interest to toddlers, tweens, and everyone in between.

Monday-Wednesday, 11am
ImagineIF Facebook: www.facebook.com/imagineiflibraries
YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ImagineIFyoutube


Virtual Early Explorers

Share smiles, stories, rhymes and more at this entertaining and interactive class for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers- now online! Rhythm and repetition form a foundation for learning by strengthening language connections in the brain. Participants will also learn fun techniques for using books, songs, and rhymes at home. Especially for children from birth to age 2.

Thursday, 11am
ImagineIF Facebook: www.facebook.com/imagineiflibraries
YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ImagineIFyoutube


ImagineIF YouTube Channel

Visit our YouTube page for online Early Literacy Classes and STEAM activities taught by your favorite librarians!

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Social Media

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

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.

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TumbleMath

TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.

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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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All in-person Early Literacy Classes Suspended until further notice.

Due to national health concerns, ImagineIF Libraries is taking precautionary actions to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Effective immediately, all public services, such as early literacy classes, teen and adult programming and events, and Wired Wednesdays in Columbia Falls, are canceled.

The following are recurring events for infants to children age 5.
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Early Explorers (formerly Books & Babies)

Share smiles, stories, rhymes and more at this entertaining and interactive class for infants and toddlers and their caregivers. Rhythm and repetition form a foundation for learning by strengthening language connections in the brain. Participants will also learn fun techniques for using books, songs, and rhymes at home. (birth to age 2)


Footloose Friends (formerly Toddler Time)

Sing, dance, read and explore while also building social and emotional skills. This fun and interactive class is for toddlers and preschoolers who love to move! Bring your sense of fun for the included messy and sensory play that helps prepare children for future learning success. Caregiver participation encouraged. (ages 2-4)


Super Scholars (formerly Preschool Storytime)

With a special emphasis on independence and a focus on longer stories, listening, and taking turns, preschoolers in this class will gain skills they need for kindergarten success. Sessions will also include fun songs, movement and basic literacy concepts, as well as math and science exploration. (ages 4-5)


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Early learning online games and hot sites for exploring

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Popular games & activities for school aged children

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