Our Last Outdoor StoryCircle…

Published on 03/03/22

...was today (March 3rd) and we celebrated “Plant a Flower Day” which takes place on March 12. We sang songs and read stories (try this one: The Digger and the Flower).

We planted seeds in peat pellets and we’re looking forward to seeing them grow into beautiful sweet peas.

For some instant gratification, we created blooming flower pots with silk flowers and snow for soil!

We’ll see you next week in the community room on Thursday at 10:30, when we’ll have stories, songs and activities about Baking Day. Mom and girl with pot of silk flowers

StoryCircle Thursday, Feb. 24: Our Food Bank

Published on 02/23/22

**UPDATE: Our temps are too low for StoryCircle to be outside, but we’ll put our story panels up in the library so you can walk through the Food Bank story. And the first 3 families that visit can bring home their very own Snow Volcano! (Note: you will need to supply your own vinegar.) If you don’t make it in time to get a snow volcano, they are super simple to make – we have the instructions for you.

Our Thursday StoryCircle will be about Whitefish’s own North Valley Food Bank and the volunteers who make it go. We’ll be outside at 10:30 a.m. sheltered by the Depot Park Gazebo.

people dressed as peas and a carrot

Our outdoor StoryCircle happens in most weather, unless the temps are below 10F. At 10F and above, Miss Mary will be outside in her snow pants, ready for stories. She promises to make sure we move around enough to keep warm!

And if you dress warm enough, you’ll be able to stay until we make snow volcanoes!

TRACKS StoryCircle under Depot Park Gazebo

Published on 02/17/22

Are you ready to see some TRACKS today? We’ll have our StoryCircle about TRACKS in the Gazebo at Depot Park today, as there is too much ice on the sidewalk in the library’s Big Back Yard. For a taste of what’s in store, here is one of the tracks we’ll be looking at (Thanks for loaning us your tracks, Whitefish Legacy Partners!). Can you guess whose track it is? Grizzly front paw cast

Overdrive App is Sunsetting Soon:

Published on 02/16/22

Overdrive App is Sunsetting Soon: As a reminder Overdrive will stop supporting the Overdrive app in February and it will be removed from app stores. To continue accessing eBooks and Audiobooks your digital readers will need to download the Libby app on their digital device

Extra Features Available in the Libby App

Published on 02/16/22

Thanks to ARPA funding the Montana State Library is excited to offer Great Courses, Test Prep services and Universal Class. They can be found by scrolling down toward the bottom of the screen. These extras are all available for the next 12 months with the Libby app.

A Visit by Panthers

Published on 02/15/22

Perhaps you’ve heard of The Library Lion? Well, Whitefish Library had Panthers on Tuesday! The Fortine Panthers Pre-K and Kindergarten class visited and they all read enough books to take home Whitefish Library Snowfolk. What a great class! Thanks for bringing them, Miss Michelle! Schoolchildren with Snowfolk stuffies

Story Panels have new jackets!

Published on 01/27/22

The Story Panels are proud to show off their new vinyl jackets today when we read a penguin story “Grumpy Pants” by Claire Messer. Come and learn how penguin shakes off his grumpy mood at preschool StoryCircle today, 10:30 a.m. in the library’s Big Back Yard. Signs with pages of a book on it