We Do Art…and what’s next at the library….

Published on 07/15/22

Our guest this week was Sue Couser, art instructor and board member for Stumptown Art Studio. She read “Larf” by Ashley Spires. Larf is a sasquatch who likes it when things go as planned. He’s never met someone like himself. Is he willing to risk uncertainty to meet another sasquatch? Read the book to find out! After that, we dressed Larf and Shurl, including feathers and jewels!


Coming up next week:

Monday, July 18th – pre-registration begins for the 5th Annual Edible Book Contest & Feast. Pre-register only if you are entering an edible book. Pre-registration ends on Friday, August 12.

Thursday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. Meet the Reading Education Assistance Dogs, known in the library as the “R.E.A.D. dogs.”

Thursday, July 21, 6:30 p.m. Author visit by James L. Thane. “From Glacier to Blue Deer to Poisonville and Lakeside: Crime Novels set in Montana.”

And here’s someone showing off Larf, complete with bling! Girl with Larf dressed in yellow shorts

For more pictures visit Whitefish Community Library’s Facebook page.

See you at the library!

Enraptured by Raptors

Published on 07/08/22

The day each summer that Montana Wild Wings brings their rehabilitated raptors is one of our favorites. The rain cleared off and we had a great (although wettish) morning for seeing magnificent raptors. Check out some pictures below, but first…our upcoming events:

Tuesday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. – North Valley Music School holds a Music Together session for preschoolers and caregivers.

Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.A Visit with Annie Oakley in the Community Room. Suitable for ages 10+

Thursday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. – create art with Sue Couser of Stumptown Art Studio in the library’s Community Room – elementary age and caregivers.

Now for some raptors:

ARTHUR THE FERRUGINOUS HAWK Arthur the Ferruginous Hawk

A PYGMY OWL (smallest owl in Montana) A PYGMY OWL smallest owl in Montana


Full tilt for Summer Adventures

Published on 07/01/22

As the summer warms up, so do Summer Adventures at the Library. Our most recent guest was Luke Walrath of Alpine Theatre Project. He has lots of experience with kids having fun in the theatre. We warmed up our bodies! We warmed up our voices! People stretching up high And then we became part of a story called “The Apple-Pip Princess.” Luke Walrath reads 8220The ApplePip Princess8221 And we vowed to participate in more live theatre because it was so much fun!

Happening at the Library:

Published on 06/24/22

Our first week of Summer Adventures is in the books (hee hee) and it was fun! We celebrated Make Music Day for the first time, with North Valley Music School. We had a preschool music class in the morning: Children and teacher at Music Together class

and in the afternoon, an Instrument Petting Zoo: People trying out musical instruments Do not fret if you missed these. NVMS will repeat these programs later in the summer – check our calendar.

On Thursday, Whitefish Lake Institute (WLI) came and we were Bug Detectives! After an introduction to Benthic Macroinvertebrates (aquatic animals without backbones that are large enough to see without a microscope), we observed these fascinating creatures in fresh streamwater captured that morning by Cynthia and her assistant, Sam from WLI. Girl and boy observing aquatic insects These attendees were gently scooping mayflies, stoneflies and more into their trays for close observation.


Alpine Theatre Project visits Thursday, June 30th at 10:30 a.m. Join us in the library’s Big Back Yard for acting warm-ups and antics hosted by ATP’s “Chief Evangelist” Luke Walrath. He keeps his plans a secret and we are never disappointed. Children warming up for acting practice These kids were following warm-up instructions at a previous year’s session.

AND DON’T FORGET – kids 18 and under can pick up a free lunch Mondays – Fridays from 11:20 to 11:40 a.m. in the library’s circular drive – absolutely free and no paperwork involved.

See you at the library!

Summer Adventures 2022

Published on 06/09/22

The library’s StoryCircle takes a break for the summer and Summer Adventures takes over beginning Monday, June 20th with the start of the Summer Reading Challenge. Sixteen events are scheduled throughout the months of June – August. Recurring programs continue as well. Check our calendar for details. children search for water bugs in stream water “Bug Detectives” search stream water for aquatic insects during the Whitefish Lake Institute’s program in 2021.

PLAYAWAYS – Something New at WCL!

Published on 05/20/22

For those who enjoy hands-free listening to books, and would like the freedom to do so without downloading files or connecting to the internet – Playaways are for you. These small devices fit in your pocket so are handy to take with you wherever you go. All you need is headphones or earbuds as a universal headphone jack is included. Come in and try a Playaway today. We’re starting our small collection with both adult and juvenile titles. girl listening and playaway device

Come READ With Us! Tuesday, Sept 20, 3:30

Published on 03/19/22

The Intermountain Therapy Animals’ Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are back! R.E.A.D. will be at the library on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 beginning September 20, 2022. Call the library at 862-9914 to sign up for a 15 minute session. Girl with dog reading a book together