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.
It is important that you ‘be counted’. 2020CENSUS.GOV
Open Montana Shared Catalog, scroll down to MtLibray2Go, click sign in. Need a library card? Get a free one instantly using your mobile number at this site. Enjoy!
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 23, 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 May 1. We apologize that we aren’t able to continue with this service. Please do not return library books until May 1, 2020 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.