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Polson, MT 59860
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Mon. -Thu. 11am - 6pm, Jun - Aug.
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Closed Sunday & Legal Holidays





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NOTICE:  The library will open to the public at noon on Friday, April 24, 2015, instead of the usual 11:00 a.m. This change will allow staff to meet with the professional facilitator coordinating initial strategic planning meetings for the library.

Musical Humanities Montana Program 


Join us for an upcoming Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program “Home, Home on the Ranch” with William Rossiter on Wednesday, April 29th at 4:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Rossiter presents a snapshot of life in the American West, detailing the values, experiences, humor, and tragedies unique to making a home in the rural West.

He accompanies his stories — some serious, some funny, some seriously funny, he says — on guitar, banjo, autoharp, and harmonica.

Rossiter is a retired chair of the Humanities Department at Flathead Valley Community College and a recent recipient of the Governor’s Humanities Award.

Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana’s Cultural Trust and from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Locations/Caretakers Needed for Two Little Free Libraries

Locations and caretakers are needed for two of the four Little Free Libraries being placed by the library in the Polson area. More information and application forms are available at the circulation desk.

Free Technology Class


Join us at the library for the following free technology class. Space is limited, so please call the library to register. If you can't make it at the scheduled time, call our technology trainer for an individual session.


Saturday, April 25:  2:00pm-3:30pm

Computer Basics: Microsoft Word

This class is for those with little or no experience using Microsoft Word. We will be working with Word 2010. The session will teach you how to create a new document, change your font size and color, spell and grammar check, and print and save your document.

It's Story Time!

Come join us for Story Time (see details below). The library also offers Mother Goose Time for babies and toddlers on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Foundation Website

Learn more about the North Lake County Library Foundation and its work to support literacy, build collections, fund facility enhancements, and advocate for North Lake County Public Library at: 

North Lake County Library Foundation




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Library Hours

Winter hours began Monday, Sept. 2, 2014, as follows:

Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday:  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sundays and holidays:  closed

Board of Trustees Meeting

A special meeting of the North Lake County Public Library Board of Trustees will be held Friday, April 24, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.


Free streaming and music downloads, movies, and TV shows are now available at Freegal. This new service is available using your library card.

NLCPL on your Mobile Device

Download the BookMyne app for your Apple iOS and Android devices to access North Lake County Public Library on the go.


Downloadable Books

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Legal Kiosk to be Manned

The library is announcing a new service in conjunction with its legal kiosk, a computer station which has been placed at the library by the Montana Legal Services Association and is dedicated to legal self-help and research.

Beginning in April 2015, the kiosk will be manned one day a month by AmeriCorps volunteer, Zach Tkachyk. He will travel to Polson to meet personally with anyone needing help finding information and resources. Zach is not an attorney and cannot give legal advice, but is trained to assist by providing information on how to complete self-help forms and to connect individuals with helpful online or published resources related to issues such as:

  • Family law

  • Crisis intervention

  • Senior services

  • Landlord/tenant issues

  • Bankruptcy

  • Disability services

  • Basic needs

  • Debt collection

He will be at the library the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the study room housing the legal kiosk.

The role of the kiosk is to provide assistance and information to those who cannot afford an attorney or who desire to handle their own legal affairs. Forms and templates, mainly related to civil matters, will be available.