Wanted: Trustees-in-Training

Published on 11/29/23

Trustee-in-Training (non-voting) positions are open on the Whitefish Community Library Board of Trustees. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of the City of Whitefish or School District 44. The Board meets once monthly in the evenings.

Interested citizens may submit a letter of interest mailed to: Attn. Library Director, Whitefish Community Library, 9 Spokane Ave., Whitefish, MT 59937, or send an email to marydrew@whitefishlibrary.org. Interviews will be scheduled at an evening meeting.

Questions? Please call Mary Drew Powers, Library Director, at 406-862-9914

A room with chairs to read in and big windows in Whitefish Library

A Whole New World in the Children’s Area

Published on 11/06/23

If you haven’t visited the Children’s section of the Library lately, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Youth Services Librarian Gina Schiff has transformed the once lonely corner into a haven for preschoolers and elementary ages with a play cubby and lots of STEM activities to engage young hands and minds.

An ocean-themed felt board, a sensory wall, and a magnetic whiteboard line the walls of the play cubby, with a Lego table to one side. Colorful tubs of building sets (build your own animal!) share space with the board books and puzzles. And there are still plenty of places to cuddle up and read.

Librarians know that providing opportunities for youngsters to explore, discover, and create leads to a broader knowledge of concepts, vocabulary, and self-confidence that themselves are the basis for learning – including learning to read. So bring on the play!

Child plays with the felt board

Children inventing animals with magnetic blocks

Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat at the Library.

Published on 10/10/23

Our tub for North Valley Food Bank doth not run over. In fact it is so empty that it is shiny! We are just one drop-off site for North Valley Food Bank’s annual Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat campaign. Help us cover the bottom with yummy food for kids! (Please, no sweets or perishable items.) Click HERE for more info on the best foods to donate. Laundry Tub to put donated food in at the Library

Library Board of Trustees to meet Wednesday, October 11, 7 pm

Published on 10/03/23

The Whitefish Community Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room. The public is invited to attend in person or via Zoom.

To join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89847065956?pwd=b2×5RkgvK3l4L3ZBWWhtNDZKamN1QT09

Meeting ID: 898 4706 5956

Passcode: books4all

Download the agenda WCL Board Agenda Oct 11 2023

Serenity Saturday with Silvi: Mindfulness for Inner Balance.

Published on 09/15/23

Please join us Saturday afternoon, September 30th at 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. for the inaugural session of Serenity Saturday: Mindfulness for Inner Balance. If you’ve wondered if mindfulness might be right for you, want to separate fact from rumor, or just have a peaceful interlude, come learn from an expert instructor. The Library is able to offer this program thanks to part time Whitefish resident Silvi Winthrop.

Silvi our mindfulness instructor

Silvi is a mental health professional with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and a certified McLean Meditation MMI Mindful® Trainer. In 2014, Silvi went to Sedona for personal renewal and rejuvenation. She learned mindfulness tools and how to meditate and kept up the daily practice, which changed her life. She found she was more aware, focused, and confident.

Silvi was so thrilled with the positive changes in her life that she wanted to share what she had discovered and help people better their lives by reducing their stress and healing their bodies. She took advanced training to bring mindfulness into the workplace. Silvi offers counseling, meditation and mindfulness training in the Los Angeles and Whitefish areas for groups, corporations, and individuals.

Return of R.E.A.D.!

Published on 09/07/23

Reading Education Assistance Dogs, AKA R.E.A.D., return the to Library on Tuesday, September 12. Get a reservation for a 10-minute spot between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. when you’re at the Library or give us a call at 406-862-9914.

R.E.A.D. will be at the Library every Tuesday until December 19th, except for Halloween.

Learn more about Reading Education Assistance Dogs HERE.

Boy reading to a therapy dog

Your Opinion Requested

Published on 08/29/23

The Library sees its share of tourists: we’re a second “chamber of commerce” for directions and information on local attractions; a respite from the hubbub of frenzied events; a space without commercial distractions for families, and of course, being surrounded by books is an ambiance in itself.

To that end, we encourage everyone to complete a survey put out by the Sustainable Tourism Management Plan committee. You can find more information and a link to the survey HERE.

OR you can pick up a paper copy at City Hall or the Library, and return it at either place. It’s your town, so let your thoughts be known. A room with chairs to read in and big windows in Whitefish Library