We are selling off some of our giant floor stuffies! Our giraffe, ladybug, porcupine, and octopus are big (see the box in the picture for perspective). The covers can be removed for washing. Call 862-9914 or visit the library for more information.
The Whitefish Community Library will return to all normal operating hours on September 18. This means we’ll be open on Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to monitor the COVID situation as part of our efforts to keep staff and patrons safe.
WCL’s preschool story time returns as StoryCircle this fall, and everything will be familiar to our regulars – still on Thursdays, still at 10:30 a.m. and packed with stories, songs and activities for 2-4 year olds.
Until the Community Room reopens, StoryCircle will be outside in the library’s “back yard,” on the east side of the library just north of the Middle School playground.
If you haven’t come to one of our outside story times, you’re in for a treat. Preschoolers love being outdoors in a “stay together, play together” format with their favorite adults – their parents and caregivers. We hope to see you there!
Whitefish’s Meals on Wheels program is $500 richer thanks to a pledge from the Whitefish Credit Union to readers signed up at the Whitefish Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. The Credit Union pledged $1 for every row readers completed in their tracking logs up to $500, with money earned earmarked for Whitefish Community Center’s Meals on Wheels delivery.
Enthusiastic readers took up the challenge, putting cobblestone stickers on a mural to “Pave the Way” for Meals on Wheels delivery. Before the end of Summer Reading Challenge, readers had earned the entire $500 pledge, placing 1,190 stickers on the mural. Altogether, 263 readers read 4,958 hours. That’s 7 months of reading, day and night! Way to go, Summer Reading Challenge readers!
The library is currently in the process of updating the Whitefish Pilot Index link. We appreciate your patience. The Whitefish Pilot microfilm from 1904 is available as is the microfilm reader. If you know the date of the information you need we can easily access the article.
Miss Mary will be at James Bakke Nature Reserve (601 West 7th St.) at 11 a.m. this morning for our final toddler event of the summer. We’ll enjoy this park’s 1/4 mile nature loop with “specimen bracelets” to gather whatever sparks our interest and learn about James Bakke, the artist who once lived here. Hint: check the air quality to see if you and your family are comfortable being outside. Here’s a good link: Montana DEQ Air Quality
Join us under the Library’s spacious portico this afternoon, August 14th, with your entry – or just come to view the creative takes on works of literature that your neighbors have made!
1:30 – 2: Registration & Display of entries
2-2:30 Viewing, voting on The People’s Choice, and judging
2:30 – 3: Winners announced; feasting on entries!
Note: Library will not be open for business today, but look for news on this in September.
Below: A wizarding student protects his edible version of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”