2 First Avenue E
Polson, MT 59860
P 406.883.8225 - F 883.8239

Summer Hours: (June – Aug.)
M-F: 10 am – 6 pm
SAT: 11 AM – 4 PM

Winter Hours: (Sept. – May)
M-Th: 11 am – 8 pm
Fri: 11 am – 6 pm
Sat: 11 am – 4 pm





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Winter Reading!


Keep the winter blues away by escaping with a good book (or seven)! The library is holding a winter reading program for adults and teens. Stop in the library to pick up your bingo-style reading log or print it from our Facebook page. Successfully complete seven squares on your WINTER! bingo card to be entered into a drawing in April. The program will run from December 21 to March 19. For more information, stop by, message us on Facebook, or give us a call at 406-883-8225.

Free E-mail Class

A free class entitled “E-mail and E-mail Systems” will be offered on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. and again at 5:30 in the library meeting room. Library Specialist Heather Miles will teach the session, which is intended for those who are new to e-mail or anyone who would like to learn more. Registration is required, so please call the circulation desk at 406-883-8225 to sign up. Everyone is welcome!

Gary Cooper Events

North Lake County Public Library in Polson will host the Montana Conversations program “Gary Cooper: First, Last and Always” presented by Neal Lewing on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. The presentation is free and open to the public.


Free Gary Cooper movies will follow this event on Weds. Feb. 1 and Thurs. Feb. 2. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. The movie “High Noon” will play on Feb. 1, and “Sergeant York” will be shown on Feb. 2. Both will be in the meeting room.


Funding for the Montana Conversations program is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Montana’s Cultural Trust, private donations, and the North Lake County Library Foundation.


Personifying the ideal American male, Gary Cooper, above all, was most concerned with integrity; his roles reflected those personal views. This nostalgic reintroduction to one of Hollywood's most endearing and enduring actors recreates memorable moments, from his first silent films to his dramatic last days, through the written words he spoke. Underscored by music and socio-economic history of his day, this program not only illuminates Montana’s favorite actor but also 20th century America.


Neal Lewing is an actor, singer/songwriter, recording artist, playwright, poet, storyteller, author and historian. Managing Director of the Port Polson Players theatre, Neal served as Musical Advisor to the Custer Reenactment in Hardin, and a term on the Montana Arts Council; he also performs with the popular Montana ShamRockers. His mother’s infatuation with Gary Cooper greatly influenced his career, including the acclaimed full-length musical, Three Voices – A Musical Celebration of the Lives and Times of Gary Cooper, Jeannette Rankin and Nat King Cole, which has toured the region extensively.

More Computer Classes Offered

Additional free basic computer classes will be offered in the months to come. Please call the circulation desk for dates, times, and signups.












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Board of Trustees Meeting

The next regular meeting of the North Lake County Public Library District Board of Trustees will be Thursday, January 19, 2017, 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 service is available using your library card.


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

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.


Youth Writing Club

12- to 18-year-olds are invited to join Kendra, the library's Youth Services Librarian, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays to celebrate and hone the craft of writing. Check in with Kendra for more information!


Come and go as you please, engaging with all of the library's Makerspace stations on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Stations include Arduinos, Makey Makeys and Squishy Circuits, sewing, Lego, sticker-making and duct tape crafts, painting and more!

Story Time & Mother Goose Time

Story Time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers resumes on January 5, 2016, for the Spring session. Programs are offered weekly on Thursdays at 10 a.m. and again at 4:00 p.m.

Mother Goose Time for infants and toddlers will continue on Mondays at 10 a.m.

Everyone is welcome.