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Library hosts ice cream, prize drawing at Sacajawea Park

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We’re into the final days of the annual Summer Reading Program. You must register and log all of your reading no later than Aug. 13. Be sure to come into the library to pick up your level coupons and enter your tickets for the prize drawing before Thursday, Aug. 18. On Aug. 18, join us in Sacajawea Park at 10 a.m. for ice cream with toppings and our prize drawing. You don’t have to be present to win – but who wants to miss out on ice cream for breakfast?

Our favorite reading pal, Riley, will be taking August off to cool down and get ready for back-to-school time. Therapy dog Riley will be all ears again in September on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  “Pawsitive Reading Partners” encourages children to read to Riley the golden retriever, which helps build their confidence. Riley is a great listener and reading to a therapy dog can ease nerves about reading aloud. Be sure to sign up for a time slot.

Lizzy’s Lavender Painting program was such a hit, that we’re doing it all over again. The program is Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m.  There is a limit of 20 people, so get signed up early. All supplies are provided. The program lasts about an hour.  

On Monday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. the library is co-hosting a MLN Virtual Program, Montana Ties to the Titanic: A Collection of Stories. We will host a watch party at the library if we get at least five attendees registered by Aug. 18. If you’d rather watch at home, you can register for the Zoom program at: Zoe Anne Stoltz of the Montana Historical Society is presenting the program.

Tech Tuesday is Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Sierra, our technology librarian, will present a program on How to Build a Website. Have you ever wanted to blog, start a small business, showcase your art online, or otherwise create an online presence? You may be surprised at how easy it is to make a website. Learn the costs of creating and maintaining a web address, how to design and edit webpages and ways to make your site more discoverable through search engines.

Each Monday at 9:15 a.m. join us for Mother Goose for the littlest library patrons (ages infant to 3) 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. We’ve recently added LEGO® DUPLOS and a slide to the fun. Story time will be back on Thursday mornings starting Sept. 8 with programs geared toward 3-5 year olds.

Our Friends of the Library are having a used book and media sale on Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the library meeting room. They are also selling raffle tickets for another hand-quilted Amish quilt as a fundraiser. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Find a Friend of the Library, buy at the book sale or purchase raffle tickets at the library. The drawing will be held on September 16.

Don’t miss our First Friday Acoustic Music performer on Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Debbi Conrad will grace us with beautiful music on her harp. These have been so fun and are a nice way to kick off an evening of shopping and activities in downtown Polson.

The library’s hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curbside pickup is available for everyone during open hours – please don’t leave your kids or pets in a hot car – we’re happy to deliver to you in the parking lot. Please call us at 406-883-8225 or email us at: with questions or to request curbside pickup.


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