Hands-on Learning Kits return this fall
Due to changing community conditions and our responsibility to follow guidelines from the health department, ImagineIF Libraries is not able to provide a safe environment to staff presenting indoor programs to youth. Therefore, we are planning a hybrid outdoor and take-home kit program. Find out more on at our Take & Make Kits page>
Read Ellie Newell’s (our Youth Services Librarian) letter about fall programs for children and teens HERE>
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,
- and 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 (6th-12th grade)
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!
Online Resources for Teens
ImagineIF YouTube Channel
Visit our YouTube page for online art and science activities, cooking projects, and more taught by your favorite librarians.
Families are encouraged to stay tuned to ImagineIF’s Facebook and Instagram pages for teen programming. Our youth services team will offer play, art, sensory and STEAM ideas for families to do at home.
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.
Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.
Databases & Resources
Whether you are finishing a research paper, studying your family history, or looking for a new art project, ImagineIF’s databases have the information you need.
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