Published on 04/29/21

Our website has been designed to accommodate all handicap patrons accessing our website from their different devices. Access to the card catalog is now on the header. Minutes, agendas, story time and forms are under ‘resources’. Please take a minute to explore the new design and feel free to call the library (406-862-9914) if you have any questions.


Published on 03/16/21

Whitefish Community Library joins the Whitefish Library Association in expressing our sincere gratitude to retiring WLA Board Member Jerry Hanson for his decades of support to both the Library and the Association (many of those serving as the president of the WLA Board) , and to Cheryl Hyland who has been the inspiration that has powered many of the Whitefish Library Association’s achievements during her tenure as a board member. Thank you! You will be missed.

Winter Recess Thursday, Feb. 18

Published on 02/18/21

The forecasters are forecasting a balmy 16 degrees F for 11 a.m. AND it’s a gorgeous sunny day! So we’ll brave it, have a short(ish) story and then we’ll find out how cold it has to be for bubbles to freeze. After that, the shovels and scoops and molds will be out for those who want to stay warm playing in the snow that finally arrived! Hope to see you (dress warm)! Two girls playing in snow

Get out of the house!

Published on 11/18/20

Winter Recess continues this week and we’re ready with activities no matter what weather Mother Nature throws at us. And it’s c-c-cold today so dress warm! Join us in the Library’s Back Yard (east side of the Library) at 11 a.m. on Thursdays.

Girl in snow with spray bottle

Bring the Internet Home!

Published on 11/10/20

WCL cardholders can now bring the internet home thanks to a pilot program by the Montana State Library. Available for checkout are 4 Verizon Jetpack hotspots – devices that provide internet service when a cell tower is within range – and 2 iPad tablets. HP laptops from the State Library are on their way and will be available soon. Man using internet and tablet Here are some more details about the device lending program:

  • Patrons with a WCL library card in good standing can check out one or more devices for 14 days. Temporary cards are not eligible for this service.
  • Items MUST be returned to the Circulation desk inside the Library. Remember that you can call ahead (406-862-9914) or ring the doorbell for curbside service if you do not wish to enter the Library.
  • Borrowers will be required to sign a User Agreement Form before borrowing devices to make sure that all terms and conditions are understood (download example: WCL device user agreement).
  • Devices are non-holdable (cannot be reserved) and non-renewable.


Published on 10/26/20

The library will be adding an extra hour to open hours starting Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Hours will be: Monday-Thursday 10am – 3pm Friday – 11am – 5pm

Pumpkin Carving Update

Published on 10/24/20

Did you reserve a pumpkin for Pumpkin Carving under the portico today? Your pumpkin awaits! But it’s so cold that we have an option for you: come pick your pumpkin, borrow our carving tools, and bring it back – and we’ll get it to City Hall on Monday so everyone can see it! Call 862-9914 and let us know if you’ll be picking up your pumpkin! We’ll be here until 3 p.m. today. Row of Pumpkins