A shell hunt for the youngest crowd, bubble wand craft, and a croquet-soccer challenge await attendees at the Library’s end of Summer Reading picnic. Also prizes, and pizza! Activities start at 10:30, pizza and watermelon at 11:15 on the Library’s east lawn. The festivities will wind down by noon. Weather forecast is for sun and in the 80s.
If you’ve never seen a raptor up close (birds that hunt and feed on other animals), Thursday, June 30th at 10:30 a.m. is your chance to do so. Montana Wild Wings Recovery – a wildlife rehab non-profit – will visit the Library. If the weather permits, we’ll be set up on the lawn east of the Library building between the Library and Central School Playground.
Our Summer Reading Challenge theme is “Exercise Your Mind,” and that’s what we’ll do when Brooke and Sean of Wicked Good Farm visit and challenge us with a hands-on gardening craft. Join WCL Thursday, June 23 at 10:30 and “Exercise Your Mind!”
The Library’s Summer Reading Challenge kicks off with a Bike Rodeo on Thursday, June 16. Stop by with your bike or just come to watch! In partnership with Flathead City-County Health Department, the first annual Bike Rodeo features Safety and Skills Courses, and bike techs from Glacier Cyclery and Great Northern Cycle & Ski for bike safety checks. Thanks to them and the law enforcement officers who are volunteering their time to make our first Bike Rodeo a success. And after riding, stop in to sign up for this summer’s Reading Challenge. We’ll challenge you to read and local businesses will provide incentives! Stop in for more information or call 862-9914.
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!
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.
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!