Our new storytime starts today (if you’re reading this on the first day of Fall, Sept. 22, that is!) We’ll have our story panels set up by 1 p.m. at Baker Street Park, on the corner of 5th and Central. A librarian-led reading of “Little Owl Lost” starts at that time, but if you can’t make it, the panels will stay up until 5 p.m. Giant bubbles will be special guests at this storytime. Hope to see you there, if not at the first one, then at another – Baker Park Storytime Stroll is scheduled for Tuesdays through October. caption: Illustration from “Little Owl Lost” by Chris Haughton
The deadline for the 2020 Census is September 30, 2020. The Flathead County is behind in responses, currently at 51%. Call the library at 862-9914 for an appointment to reserve a 10 minute computer time slot to complete the electronic form. Appointments for Census only computer Monday – Thursday 10-2, and Friday 11-5 through September 30.
We love apples! So in honor of apple harvest time, the story at the Stroll this week is “The Apple-Pip Princess,” a gorgeously illustrated brand new fairy tale by Jane Ray. Come stroll with us. We’ll end up in the Library’s Back Yard where the fun activities happen.
“BE COUNTED” SITE
Be sure to stop at the “Be Counted” site available every Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 during the Whitefish Farmer’s Market. Whitefish Community Library urges everyone who has not filled out the 2020 census form to stop by the table located at the corner of Central Avenue and Railway to complete the census form. The form takes about 10 minutes to complete and does not ask for personal information. It is imperative that Montana be counted if we want to send another Montanan to congress and qualify for additional Federal money. Click the picture to find out how the census impacts Montana.
YOU COUNT! IT’S NOT TOO LATE! 2020 CENSUS – IMPORTANT FOR MONTANA
Access the questionnaire on line at : 2020Census.gov OR You have the option of completing the questionnaire by phone. To begin, call 844-330-2020.
The Montana census count affects school funding, library funding, school nutrition funding, affordable housing, hospitals and health care. It also determines the number of Representatives Montana sends to Congress. In 2010 Montana received approximately $2,000 per person.
Just one example: Joseph Vasquez, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 3rd Annual Edible Book Contest. And the cake was deee-licious as well as beautiful. Here are complete lists of WCL’s winners for Summer 2020:
Held outside the Library under the spacious portico, the 3rd Annual Edible Book Contest looks to be just as much fun as the first two. Come with an entry, or just to see how creative your fellow readers are when it comes to making an edible representation of a book. And then there’s the Feast after the awards are given out….YUM! Books never tasted so good. If you want to enter, check out our Edible Book Contest page.