R.E.A.D. Taking Christmas Vacation

Published on 12/07/22

R.E.A.D. pups are taking a break at same time school children are taking a break. The pups will NOT be here December 20 and 27, 2022. They will return beginning January 3, 2023. Call the library for more information. 406-862-9914

Read Our Fresh Reviews!

Published on 11/18/22

We already have some of the student reviews from our Fall Into Reading program published on the website (Read them here!) and more are coming every day! Some have been published in the Whitefish Pilot: The Green Ember reviewed by Brielle Carr, Knight Owl reviewed by Tessa Rands, and coming just before Thanksgiving we’ll have Addie Nerdig’s review of Little Women. We also have winners of gift certificates from Bookworks of Whitefish, so far: Blaine Krause, Ruby Richards, Hudson Morris, Aubree Clark, and Lucia Binder. There are still two weeks left to submit a review – see the details on the Fall Into Reading page under Youth Services.

Fall Into Reading @ WCL

Published on 10/28/22

Our first-ever Fall Reading Program for youth is here and it features book reviews by our patrons, gift certificates to the local Bookworks booksellers, and reviews reprinted in the local Whitefish Pilot newspaper.

So if you’re 18 or under, get your pens and pencils moving! We want to hear all about what you’ve been reading. More Details Here Boy writing a book review

R.E.A.D. Returns Tuesdays, starting Sept. 20, at 3:30 pm

Published on 09/14/22

After the Summer break our popular R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program returns to the library. To ensure a time please register prior to the session. Drop-ins may be accommodated if openings occur. Call the library for more information. 406-862-9914

Summer Reading Challenge: SUCCESS!

Published on 08/19/22

Our readers read a stupendous amount this year. Not only did they meet the Whitefish Credit Union challenge to raise $500 for the Whitefish Lake Institute, but they read enough to earn 1,503 prize tickets.

Let’s put that in perspective:

Each one of those prize tickets means that a reader crossed off a row in their reading log. Each book on that row meant an average (of the 4 reading levels in the Challenge) of 31.25 minutes was read. Eight books on a row, so 8 books x 31.25 minutes means each row = 250 minutes of reading. 250 minutes in a row x 1,503 tickets = 375,750 minutes of reading.

Divide that by 60 (minutes in an hour) and you get 6,262.5 hours of reading.

Divide that by 24 (hours in a day) and you have 260.93 days of reading. Remember, this is reading during the entire 24 hours in the day.

Divide that by 7 (days in a week) and you get 37.28 weeks of reading.

Divide that by 4 (weeks in a month) and you get 9.32 months of reading – 24/7!

OUR READERS ROCK! portion of Summer Reading Log

Revised August Schedule

Published on 08/10/22

We’ve had great fun this summer and there is still more to come – but temporary scheduling issues have revised our August schedule.

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Here is the rest of August in a nutshell:

Thursday, August 11: Write Your Memories with Carol Buchanan (Adults) 7:00 p.m.

Monday, August 15: last day to turn in reading logs for a prize ticket – until 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16: North Valley Music School brings “Music Together” to the library – preschool music class. 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, August 17: Summer Reading Challenge prize winners drawn and winners notified.

Thursday, August 18: Game On! Kids Chess and Game Day, 4-6 p.m. in the Depot Park Gazebo.

Thursday, August 25th: Author Reading – Carol Buchanan reads from “Vigilantes of Montana.”

And don’t forget! The free lunch truck for anyone 18 or under is in front of the library every weekday from 11:20 to 11:40 through August 20th.

Postponed – 5th Annual Edible Book Contest & Feast

Published on 08/09/22

We are so sorry to announce that this year’s Edible Book Contest must be postponed until a later date due to temporary scheduling issues. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and assure you that we intend to hold this event in the near future. We’ll provide information about the new date as soon as we can.

EXTENSION OF READING LOG FINAL DATE: Since the library is closed on Saturday, August 13th due to Huckleberry Days, we will extend the time to turn in Reading Challenge Logs to Monday, August 15th at 7 p.m. Cake in the shape of a dragon Last year’s People’s Choice winner: Smaug the dragon from “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien.