It is important that you ‘be counted’. 2020CENSUS.GOV
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The Governor has issued a stay-at-home (or shelter-in-place) directive for residents of the State of Montana starting 12:01 a.m. on March 28, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020. Because we are not considered an essential service the Whitefish Community Library will need to cancel our curbside service as of Friday, March 28, at 5pm. Patrons will need to pick up their items before 5pm. No staff will be on duty. Items on hold not picked up will be held until April 10. We apologize that we aren’t able to continue with this service. Please do not return library books until April 13 which is the date ALL checked out materials are due.
1) We will push current due dates and available hold expiration dates out to a future date. 2) We will be suspending all Overdue Notice, Assumed Lost, and PLO processes until we reopening. 3) We are not charging overdue fines during closure.
Please, everyone, stay home. Stay safe. Be well.
WHITEFISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY WILL HONOR GOVERNOR BULLOCK’S RECOMMENDATION TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL MONDAY, APRIL 13. WE WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER CURBSIDE CHECKOUTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE WHITEFISHLIBRARY.ORG FOR UPDATES.
Whitefish Community Library will be offering curbside service to Whitefish patrons who hold a Whitefish Community Library card until such time that we are able to open to the public. There will be a limit of 10 items per person. This service will begin Friday, March 20, 2020.
The library will not be open to the public. However, we have set specific days and times for patrons to pick up their items: Monday 12-2pm, Wednesday 12-2pm and Friday 3-5pm. Staff will be available at those times and items may be picked up at the front entrance of the library.
There are two ways to place a hold on items for curbside pickup:
Patrons can go online to whitefishlibrary.org, click on the Montana Shared Catalog, enter their library card and PIN* and place their holds. If the items are on the shelf, staff will pull the holds, check them out, and call the patron to let them know their items are ready for pickup. Items will be held for 1 week from the date of the call.
Patrons can also call the library (862-9914), and if necessary, leave a message to place holds. Have your library card ready as we will not be accepting names. We will pull the items if they are available, check them out, call the patron and hold the items t for one week.
Whitefish Library staff want to do everything possible to provide service to our library patrons. It is our sincere hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy.
*PIN—usually the last 4 digits of your phone #
The Whitefish Community Library will close at 12:00 pm Monday, March 16 for two weeks out of an abundance of caution due to the Corona virus. Safety for staff and patrons is our utmost concern.
We will extend the pickup date for all “on hold” items until we reopen.
Due dates on current items checked out will be extended to April 13.
Staff will be available to respond to phone messages. We regret any inconvenience.
The Whitefish library will be assisting with the 2020 Census. Our job is to provide technology for people who want to fill out their questionnaires on-line, provide a phone number for those who wish to respond verbally, and assist with printing out questionnaires for those who wish to mail their responses. No paper questionnaires will be mailed. The Census results decide how much money the states receive from the Federal Government. (Montana received in 2010 approximately $2,000 per person.) Census results also decide how many representatives Montana can elect.