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October 5, 2022:  ImagineIF announces new fall programming for kids and teens

October 4, 2022:  County commissioners appoint librarian to ImagineIF board

September 22, 2022:  ImagineIF Trustees Attempt to Censor Children’s Book About Racism

August 26, 2022:  Book drop incident prompts staff resignations while ‘sense of unease’ persists at library

August 12, 2022:  14 candidates pursue open seat on ImagineIF library board

August 4, 2022:  Books riddled with bullet holes found in library book return bin

July 29, 2022:  ImagineIF staff honored for response to challenged books

July 29, 2022:  ImagineIF Libraries to be awarded with the Pat Williams Intellectual Freedom Award

July 22, 2022:  Supporters turn out to praise new library board appointee

July 10, 2022:  Library trustees, commissioners aren’t upholding their fiduciary duty

June 30, 2022:  Library Board Appointment Sparks Backlash

June 26, 2022:  Library board end-around the right move for Bigfork

June 21, 2022:  Library Board Recommends Three Candidates for Open Seat

May 9, 2022:  Library foundation’s new executive director ready for challenges ahead

April 16, 2022:  Montana State Library Commission Discusses ImagineIF Certification, Funding

April 6, 2022:  Kalispell’s ImagineIF Library faces lack of donor confidence

April 5, 2022:  Library Board Affirms Decision to Not Appeal Loss of Funding

March 25, 2022:  Library Board Can’t Rally Votes to Appeal State Funding Loss

March 12, 2022:  Policy Differences on Display at Library Board Retreat

March 10, 2022:  Kalispell’s ImagineIF library discusses book collection

March 7, 2022:  New ImagineIF Director Touts Unconventional Path to Becoming Librarian

February 16, 2022:  Montana ACLU files records request regarding library board

February 15, 2022:  Library commissioner resigns to avoid conflict of interest over Kalispell controversy

February 12, 2022:  County challenges loss of state certification for ImagineIF

February 11, 2022: Advocacy group forms in wake of library trustee decisions

February 11, 2022:  Montana State Library Commissioner Resigns, Citing ImagineIF Support

February 9, 2022:  Readers rally for library

February 4, 2022:  Library Foundation Director Resigns

February 3, 2022:  ImagineIf library foundation director explains resignation

February 2, 2022: Reading Between the Lines

February 2, 2022:  ImagineIF libraries reduces open hours in Kalispell

January 27, 2022:  New Kalispell library director will result in loss of state funding

January 25, 2022:  Library launches science education program

January 24, 2022:  Library Policy Committee Conducts Review, Clashes Over Definition of Censorship

January 13, 2022:  Library Board Splits Vote on Challenged Books

January 6, 2022:  Approval of New Library Director to Result in Loss of Certification, Funding

December 21, 2021: ImagineIF Trustees Conduct Interviews for Director Job

December 14, 2021:  Bigfork Library Hits New Milestone

December 3, 2021:  Interim library director resigns amid conflict with board

December 2, 2021:  Flathead County Library Director Resigns Amid Board Meddling

November 16, 2021:  Public Library Receives Formal Complaints About Two Books

October 28, 2021: ImagineIF Kalispell features Día de los Muertos art installation

October 17, 2021:  Fifty Years of Rocky Hoerner Art

October 7, 2021:  What’s a Library Worth?

September 30, 2021:  ImagineIF libraries feature two art exhibits

July 21, 2021:  Library director stepping down to take job in Washington

July 4, 2021: Foundation offers $50,000 matching grant for Bigfork library

Jun 17, 2021:  ImagineIf libraries bring tactile fun to summertime play

June 9, 2021:  ImagineIF offering outdoor educational programming

June 11, 2021:  ImagineIF Libraries plan outdoor summer programs

May 2, 2021:  ImagineIF trustee recognized with special award

April 29, 2021: Library Prepares for Return to Normalcy

April 26, 2021:  Free seed library fully restocked in Columbia Falls

April 23, 2021:  ImagineIF libraries return to full-time hours May 3

April 6, 2021:  Library board considers polling voters on funding

March 14, 2021:  Library board ponders solutions for budget crunch

March 4, 2021:  ImagineIF Libraries could lift mask requirement in June

February 16, 2021:  Bigfork Library Campaign Surpasses Major Milestone

January 29, 2021:  ImagineIF’s ‘Making Montana’ wins state Program of the Year Award

January 17, 2021:  ImagineIF Libraries Extend Hours, Continue Take-Home Education Kit

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