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 email@example.com. 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.
The book discussion gathering for May has been cancelled. Future gatherings will be posted.
We are excited to resume curbside service on Monday, May 4, 2020. WCL library card holders will once again be able to place holds on WCL items. Staff will be pulling holds on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and contacting patrons. Patrons will be able to pick their items up on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm. WCL will be following all Phase 1 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 (and 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.
We look forward to seeing you all – even if it is through glass windows.
(Public access to the library building remains undetermined. )
DUE DATES FOR MATERIAL ALREADY CHECKED OUT HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 11, 2020
We miss you! For the past week our staff has been formulating a step-by-step procedure for a ‘soft opening’. Like the rest of the country we will need to take into consideration the safety of our patrons and our staff, and it may take several weeks before we can actually open our doors to foot traffic. We have several thousand items checked out that need to be checked in and shelved. We have several hundred items that are in-transit between our Partners’ libraries. Once those two steps are completed, the next step will be to offer curbside service until we feel comfortable proceeding with opening the doors on a limited basis. We will be following the safety procedures outlined by the State and City of Whitefish. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please check our website periodically for updates. Meanwhile, stay well and know we look forward to serving you again.
Just a reminder that Learn to Code class is meeting remotely in the WFLearnToCode slack organization from 3:30-5:30pm today and every Wednesday.