Whitefish Community Library
9 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937
fax (406)862-1407

Joey Kositzky, Director

Use your library card number

Doors Open:

Monday – 10 AM to 7 PM

Tuesday – 10 AM to 6 PM

Wednesday – 10 AM to 6 PM

Thursday – 10 AM to 6 PM

Friday – 12 Noon to 5 PM

Saturday – 12 Noon to 5 PM


Published on 09/25/17

Please be advised that after the recent change to the new server automated emails from “Montana_Shared_Catalog” will now now come from “Your_Local_Library.” You may need to make the change in your computer to make sure you are getting your holds information.


Published on 09/18/17

The library will resume normal operation today, Monday, Sept 18. We thank our patrons and Partners’ sharing group for their patience and understanding. Our focus is and always will be on keeping our library users safe. Thank you and welcome back! Whitefish Library Staff

Updates on Library closure

Published on 09/14/17

Update 9/16/2017: As a precaution, Whitefish Community Library will be closed until further notice. We will update our phone message (862-9914), website (whitefishlibrary.org) and our Facebook page as soon as we get updated information. We are sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. ~ Whitefish Community Library staff

Service interruption – we’re migrating!

Published on 09/07/17

Starting Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 a.m., patrons will be unable to access their account or place holds on the WCL website because our library consortium, the Montana Shared Catalog, will be migrating to a new host. We expect to have all features back in place by start of business, Wednesday morning, Sept. 13. While staff will also be unable to place holds, we will be able to renew items and do some other account maintenance during this time. Give us a call so that we may help you! Please bear with us during this period of adjustment, and we apologize for any inconvenience. New attached image

What do corn flakes have to do with a Solar Eclipse?

Published on 07/21/17

New attached image What do corn flakes have to do with a solar eclipse? Well, nothing really. But when they come in a large cereal box, then we have a connection. And that connection is Mark Paulson of Big Sky Astronomy Club, who will demonstrate how to build a safe solar eclipse viewing device using the recycled box at Whitefish Community Library on Thursday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.

A short presentation precedes the making of viewers. Then the action begins when the kids take over the room to make viewers from the boxes, white paper, foil, tape, and instructions from Paulson, who luckily states that he “thrives on pandemonium.”

Just promise not to run with the scissors!


- Please bring a large empty cereal box for each viewer made.

- If you are comfortable bringing scissors, please do so. Our supply is limited.

- More suitable for age 5 and over, unless parent is making viewer for child.

Another chance to enjoy Music Together®

Published on 07/14/17

If you missed North Valley Music School the first time around, don’t despair. Music Together® is back Thursday, July 20th at 10:30 a.m. for another festival of singing, music, instruments and play. Having experienced the first event, we can tell you that it is a non-stop half-hour of action, with a soothing transition at the end, involving colorful scarves and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” New attached image

Who is Doc Wild and what are “creepies?”

Published on 07/11/17

Whitefish Community Library’s “Build A Better World” reading challenge hosts Flathead Audubon educator “Doc Wild” on Thursday, July 13th at 10:30 a.m.

Doc Wild is shy, Doc Wild is wild, Doc Wild will need us to be very gentle with him so we won’t scare him away, and in return he’ll tell us about the “creepies” that live in the wild with him. We hope you’ll join us in the community room. Below is a clue about what “creepies” are: New attached image