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The Library Music Series kicks off on First Friday, June 3 with Doug Trost on guitar at 3:30 p.m. Enjoy acoustical tunes in the library atrium. Watch for more music in the library every First Friday afternoon.  Also on June 3 is the beginning of the Friends of the Library Book Sale, which will take place on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Join us on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. for a Mystery & Suspense Authors Panel at the library. Montana authors, Leslie Budewitz, Christine Carbo and Gwen Florio will do readings and talk about their books and genres. You will have an opportunity to get books signed following the program.

It’s here – the annual Summer Reading Program starts June 13 and it’s better than ever. Register at or stop in on or after June 13 to pick up a paper reading log. More reading means more free stuff from local businesses and more entries to win prizes. We have many great programs tied to the “Oceans of Possibilities” theme. Dillon Tabish with Fish Wildlife and Parks will present on June 16, “Adventures of Bull Trout;” Karen Dunwell of the Polson Flathead Lake Museum will tell us about the history of the “Flathead Lake Monster” on June 23; and The Maker Truck will be here on June 30. All June programs will be held in the library meeting room. Visit our website for further details.

In celebration of the official first day of summer, Angela is presenting, “Life’s a Beach Read” at 11 a.m. on June 21. She will give the backstory of the “beach read,” explain the library’s genre-based shelving system and help you find your next great read using the library’s online catalog. With Angela at the helm, this is certain to be a fun, informative and entertaining program. Summer beverages provided.

Tech Tuesday takes place June 28 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Our Technology Librarian, Sierra, will present a program on Digital Photography Basics. She will go over how to use a DSLR camera, including getting your settings right for the perfect photograph. If you have a DSLR camera, bring it with you.

Mother Goose continues throughout the summer on Mondays at 9:15 a.m. for the littlest library patrons (ages infant to 3 years) and their parents or caregivers. Each week Felicia chooses a new theme with stories, rhymes and songs. After the program, kids are welcome to enjoy some free play time.  

There will not be a Story Time on June 9 in preparation for the Summer Reading Programs, which replace Story Time throughout the summer.

Our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is starting a book club for the summer. Meet on Monday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room to get your book and get to know each other. The book pick is “The Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Stewart. The book club is geared toward middle and high school aged kids and will be facilitated by the library’s TAB. The book club will meet every two weeks on Mondays through August. Interested in joining the TAB?  Contact Felicia at the library.

Are you a teen interested in babysitting this summer? Get certified online through the Babysitting 101 Class from Universal Class. Go to: or download the Libby app. You will find a link under “Extras.” Through June 30, teens 13-18 who bring in a screen shot or printed copy of their completion certificate will get a free coffee card.

The Library’s hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Curbside pickup is available for everyone during open hours. Please call us at 406-883-8225 or email us at: with questions or to request curbside pickup.

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