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

Joey Kositzky, Director

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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 05/11/16

Whitefish Library Association, in cooperation with the Whitefish Community Foundation, is sponsoring a Festival of the Book: “Chocolate, Wine, and a Good Book”. On Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana, from 5 to 9 pm there will be yummy refreshments, sparkling beverages, decadent chocolate, and opportunities to meet authors and purchase their new books. The first annual “IN THE SPIRIT OF DOROTHY JOHNSON AWARD” will be given to Carol Buchanan. There is no charge to authors or children. All others will be asked to contribute $10. Grouse Mountain is offering a room rate of only $89, down from their regular $217. These rooms are not reserved but available on a first come basis, until gone. (Just mention the Book Festival.) Please let us know by May 20, 2016 if we should reserve half table for you, or, if are you are a prolific author an entire table. This information is important! We hope to see you there! Reply to wlabookfest@gmail.com

Sidewalk Chalk Success!

Published on 05/05/16
Sidewalk Chalk Success

Many thanks to Nelson’s Ace Hardware for donating the ingredients to make our very own sidewalk chalk (that’s the orange stuff you can see in the egg carton we used for a mold). It made Storytime lots of messy fun. Can’t wait until it dries so we can try it out next week!


Published on 05/02/16

It is with great sadness and deep gratitude that we inform our library patrons that Joan Smith will no longer be publishing her monthly book reviews. Joan began writing her reviews in 1998 as a gift to the newly constructed Whitefish Library. Her reviews appeared in the Whitefish Pilot, the Beacon and Montana Woman as well as our webpage. Thank you Joan! We send you our love.

Storytimes for May: hear stories, make stuff, and more!

Published on 04/30/16
Storytimes for May hear stories make stuff and more

Here’s the schedule for Storytimes in May at the Library—Stories, rhymes, and songs for the preschool group, ages 2-5, 10:30 every Thursday.

May 5: Chalk! Chalk and drawing are the inspirations for the stories we’ll read today. Plus, we make our own sidewalk chalk! Prepare to be a bit messy.

May 12: Shapes! Flannel board fun abounds when we look at shapes and what you can make with them.

May 19: Spring Hats. Hats, caps, monkeys and more will entertain us this week, along with using shapes and newspapers to make our own spring hats.

May 26: Let’s Get Buggy. Kids come out in the summer and so do bugs. Bugs light up at night, make honey and webs, and lots of other cool stuff. Let’s find out all about them!

What happened at Dinos and Dragons Storytime.

Published on 04/21/16
What happened at Dinos and Dragons Storytime

Thanks, Bissell School First Graders, for visiting Storytime today! We look forward to seeing your story. Here’s the story narrated by the Storytime Preschoolers to the Story Lady today, after the Dinos and Dragons Storytime.


Published on 03/23/16

Do you shop Amazon? PLEASE CONSIDER ACCESSING AMAZON THROUGH OUR WEBSITE for your purchases. Once on the website, click on the Montana Shared Catalog. On this page you will see a “Buy It Now” button, and while it may appear that you are purchasing the book, it is actually redirecting you to Amazon. Once on Amazon you sign in to your account and make any purchase you’d like. This costs you nothing, but the library gets a percentage of your purchase to apply towards our MSC yearly dues. Thank you all!!!

St. Patrick’s Day storytime filled with leprechauns, soda bread & more—

Published on 03/17/16
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St. Patrick’s Day storytime was filled with Irish stories, soda bread, leprechauns and even peat direct from Ireland! If you couldn’t make it with your little ones, you can still attend the Irish program for families this Saturday the 19th at 1 p.m. in the Heckathorn Room. For more about Kathy Borchers and her yearly celebration of all things Irish, read the story in the Flathead Beacon: http://flatheadbeacon.com/2016/03/16/four-leafed-fun-for-st-patricks-day/