R.E.A.D. takes the stage

Published on 07/26/23

Their official name is Intermountain Therapy Animals but we affectionately know them as the “R.E.A.D. Dogs.” That’s Reading Education Assistance Dogs when you spell it out. They’ll be visiting Thursday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. with Susie Gonaver. She’ll tell you about their mission and to introduce you to some of the lovely dogs that visit the Library and help kids practice reading. Come join us in the Community Room!

(PSST: register for the Edible Book Festival HERE.)

Boy petting a dog

Next up: Tots on the Trail!

Published on 07/13/23

Our next Summer Fun takes place offsite – with Whitefish Legacy Partners on the Lion Mountain Trail. Meet at Lion Mountain Trailhead on Thursday, July 20 at 10 a.m. for a fun (and short) 1/2 mile hike with your toddlers to the Learning Pavilion! Space is limited so please register at Tots on the Trail. Happy tot on boulder

July Board of Trustees Meeting

Published on 07/13/23

The Whitefish Community Library Board of Trustees meets Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Heckathorn Community Room. The public is invited to attend in person or via ZOOM.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83457592540?pwd=allBU05WT2RPTG1WRk5MTGFqV3AzZz09

Meeting ID: 834 5759 2540 Passcode: morebooks

Meeting ID: 829 0714 2512 Passcode: morebooks

For Your Information: Property Tax Questions?

Published on 07/07/23

After the recent mailing of appraisal notices to Montana property owners, there have been many questions about the estimated increase in taxes from concerned homeowners. The Montana Department of Revenue is conducting Property Assessment Town Halls around the state to provide information about the tax assessment process and how properties were evaluated.

Click the following link to find dates, times and locations for a Town Hall near you.

Flathead County’s Town Hall will take place on July 12th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell, address is 1840 US-93, Kalispell, MT 59901

OR take advantage of one of the four Zoom meetings (copy and paste the link into your browser):

July 6, 2023 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


July 12, 2023 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


July 17, 2023 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


July 25, 2023 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Lions and Tigers and…Macroinvertebrates!

Published on 06/24/23

Summer Fun at the Library continues on Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. when Whitefish Lake Institute brings macroinvertebrates from local streams for kids to find and identify. Hope to see you there! Girl investigates water bugs

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library now available in Flathead County!

Published on 06/21/23

Thanks to an initiative by Montana’s First Lady Susan Gianforte, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now becoming available across Montana, including the Flathead Valley.

The Imagination Library is Dolly Parton’s “book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income” according to the Imagination Library website. You can read more about how the Imagination Library came to Montana HERE, and don’t forget to click on CHECK AVAILABILITY on the upper right red banner to sign up your child(ren) for the very special free books mailed right to your house by the Imagination Library. Logo for Dolly Parton8217s Imagination Library

Return of Wild Wings

Published on 06/19/23

Mark your calendar for the most popular program of the summer. Montana Wild Wings returns to the Library’s back yard on Thursday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Lawn chairs and cameras are recommended.

handler holds Igor the Barn Owl

Wild Wings Director Beth Watne and her assistants walk the birds among viewers so that everyone gets a chance to see the raptors and take photographs. We ask that viewers refrain from distracting or startling birds so their handlers can keep them calm and safe. American Kestrel