Discover (or rediscover) the joy of bubbles! Join us on Tuesday afternoon, 3 to 5 p.m. for giant bubble and bubble wand making. We’ll be outside in front of the Library along Spokane Avenue, with 5 stations for bubble making along the sidewalk, and bubble wand construction on the lawn. Social distancing will be observed.
As of June 24, 2020, patrons using the library will be required to wear a mask as per CDC guidelines . If patrons are unable or unwilling to wear a mask while in the library we are encouraging the use of our curbside service. Call the library at 862-9914 for more information.
Temporary open hours are Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm, Friday 11am-5pm.
The library will welcome our patrons back on Monday, June 8, 2020 with a limited capacity of 20 at one time. Hours of service will be: Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm, Friday 11am-5pm.
1. Patrons with fever, shortness of breath, a cough, or other COVID-19 symptoms must refrain from using this facility.
2. Staff are wearing masks for the safety and well-being of our patrons. This is an act of simple courtesy. We would appreciate our patrons doing the same by wearing a face covering. We thank you for wearing your own mask. If you do not have a mask, disposable masks are available upon request.
3. Computers, restrooms, community room and copier are temporarily unavailable.
4. Please observe 6’ distancing and refrain from lingering or visiting inside.
Information on how the library is following State/County/City Health directives is available upon request.
Whitefish Community Library is committed to continuing to try to provide the safest environment possible for patrons and staff. To that end, we propose to assess and make any changes that may affect the health and well-being of library users.
For those of you who eagerly await summer and WCL’s Summer Reading program – you only have a few days left to wait.
Although the Library is not holding events this year due to the fluid situation of Covid-19, we still have Reading Logs (available starting June 8), and End-of-Challenge Prizes, and nothing will stop us from having our 3RD Annual Edible Book Contest – it will just be a little different this year!
Before you can read, many people read to you. And boy, do we like doing that for our toddlers at Whitefish Community Library. We love the reactions, we love the crawling away and the crawling back, we love the growing attention as time goes by and toddlers learn to focus, and we love singing those silly songs. Catch us doing that, from our kitchen, or wherever we can, on our new YouTube channel, WCL Kids. We’re just starting, but give us some time and plenty of feedback, and we think we’ll have something that our youngest patrons can really enjoy.
Whitefish Community Library now has a Zoom Storytime online on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Whitefish Community Library Storytime is an early literacy experience designed for ages 2-4 with stories, songs, and related activities. Join us for our first Zoom Storytime this Thursday, May 21st.
To opt in to Zoom Storytime, send an email with the subject line: “Zoom” to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be put on the invitation list for our next Storytime. Hope to see you there!
Staff will be pulling holds and contacting patrons. Patrons will be able to pick their items up on Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm amd Friday 11am to 5pm. WCL will be following all Phase 2 City and State safety directives.
When you pick up your materials you will be asked to ring the doorbell at the entrance of the library. Please put your last name (phone number or last 4 digits of your library card if you have it) on the scratch paper (located on the table) and be prepared to show it to the librarian. When the librarian comes to the window, please show her the paper and then step back behind the 6’ marker. Your items will be placed on the table for you to pick up.
Protocol for a soft opening are in progress. Please watch this page for further updates.