Summer 2021 Events

WCL summer programs offer educational and interactive events for children and their caregivers. Events are free and targeted to families, especially ages 4-10 but all ages are welcome. No library card is necessary. We thank the City of Whitefish and local nonprofits for being our partners in bringing programs to library patrons and the general public. It allows us to highlight the value they add to the community and participants become more aware of the diversity of resources Whitefish has to offer.

Download WCL 2021 Summer calendar and descriptions

NOTE: events take place at varying times and venues. While most events take place at the library, we’ll also be off site with partners Whitefish Legacy Partners and City of Whitefish at City Beach, assorted city parks, and Lion Mountain Learning Pavilion.

Whitefish Community Library is proud to be a site for the Summer Food Service Program, Monday – Friday, 11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. beginning June 14th, 2021.

boy 38 woman enjoying sack lunches

Thursday, June 17, 10:30- 11:30 a.m. at the library. Whitefish Lake Institute. Find out how Whitefish Lake Institute monitors the health of Whitefish Lake while exploring the small world of macroinvertebrates. Ages 4-10 with caregivers.

Thursday, June 24, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the library. Montana Wild Wings.* Sit on the Library’s east lawn while the experienced crew from Montana Wild Wings weaves between you with their “education birds” – raptors that can no longer live in the wild. There will be plenty of opportunity to observe and photograph these magnificent birds. All ages.

Monday, June 28, 11-12 p.m. Parks for Toddlers: Baker and Riverside Parks. Miss Mary from Whitefish Library leads tours of city parks, planned just for our youngest citizens. (See other tours on July 19 and August 16.) Meet at the Gazebo on Baker Street between 5th and 6th (just north of the river). Story & activities include a short walk around the overflow pond.

Thursday, July 1, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the library. Flathead Valley Disc Golf Club. David Trussell and friends from FVDG will be on hand. Have fun trying out disc golf and learning about the opportunities to play this family sport in the Flathead. Ages 4-10 with caregivers.

Friday, July 9, 11 to 2 p.m. Library Bubbles at the Beach. At City Beach under the large gazebo. Make Super-Gigantic bubbles with your own bubble wand made in just a few minutes. How high will your bubbles go? After this session, you’ll be able to make wands and your own “bubble juice” at home for fun all summer long. Ages 4-10 with caregivers. NOTE: find instructions for DIY Bubble Wands and Bubble Solution in the Events Calendar entry for Friday, July 9, 2021.

Thursday, July 15 10:30 – 11:30 at the library. North Valley Music School. Join North Valley Music School in the Library’s Back Yard for a family fun sing-a-long!! They promise to cover many of your childhood favorites that can be sung by all ages.

Monday, July 19, 11-12 p.m. Parks for Toddlers: Soroptimist Park. Miss Mary from Whitefish Library leads tours of the City’s local parks, planned just for our youngest citizens. (Other tours on June 28 and August 16.) Meet at Soroptimist Park, 130 Minnesota Avenue. “Ball Sports” is our theme. We’ll try out footballs, soccer balls, and plastic baseballs and bats. This park has a fenced field good for practice and playing with balls, and picnic tables for food and activities.

Thursday, July 22, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the library. Alpine Theatre Project ATP brings their expertise in theatre workshopping with kids to the Library. Last year participants ran through scenes from a well-loved children’s book. What will this year bring?

Wednesday, July 28 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lion Mountain Trailhead. Tots on the Whitefish Trail – Hike to the Learning Pavilion. Whoooo lives on the Trail? Look for the residents of Lion Mountain Trail with Whitefish Library’s Miss Mary and learn how to be a good neighbor. We’ll hike 1/2 mile to the Learning Pavilion from the Lion Mountain Trailhead parking lot. For ages 2-4. Space is limited – please register at the link above.

Friday, August 6, 11-2pm. Chalk It Up with the Library – at City Beach: Start by making your own Sidewalk Chalk. Then express yourself on the sidewalk at City Beach or try the Library’s Chalk Challenge Sidewalk. Ages 4-10 with caregivers.

Saturday, August 14th 4th Annual Edible Book Contest and Feast – make an edible representation of a work of literature 1:30-2 register 2-2:30 judging, 2:30-3 Winners announced & Feast.

Monday, August 16, 11-12 p.m. Bakke Nature Reserve Miss Mary from Whitefish Library leads tours of city parks, planned just for our youngest citizens. (Other tours on June 28 and July 19.) We’ll stroll a short nature loop with “specimen bracelets” to gather whatever sparks our interest.