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Saturday 11am - 4pm
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Author Leslie Budewitz to Present Reading/Signing


Local writer Leslie Budewitz will be a special guest at the library on Wednesday, December 10th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  She will give a reading, answer questions, and sign copies of her mystery books, Death al Dente and Crime Rib. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Leslie writes the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, set in Jewel Bay, Montana. The books feature Erin Murphy, proprietor of The Merc, a regional foods market in her family's century-old former grocery. Erin's passion for pasta, retail, and huckleberry chocolates leads to a talent for solving murder. Recipes are included.

The event will be held in the library's large meeting room. Refreshments will be served.

Fall Story Time

Fall Story Time for children ages 3 - 5 and their caregivers began September 18, 2014. These weekly programs feature stories, songs, finger plays, movement, crafts, and more. The sessions are free and open to the public.  The schedule is below.


Thursdays 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


September 18 – Bugs

September 25 – Fall

October 2 – Books!

October 9 – Socks & Shoes

October 16 – Frogs

October 23 – Trains

October 30 – Teddy Bears

November 6 – Dinosaurs

November 13 – Pigs

November 20 – Sleepy Story Time

November 27 – Library is closed, no program

December 4 – Stories in Rhyme

December 11 – Wishes

Mother Goose Time for babies and toddlers ages 0 - 3 and their caregivers continues to be offered on Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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Winter 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

The next meeting of the North Lake County Public Library Board of Trustees will be Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

New Foundation Website

The North Lake County Library Foundation has a new website.

Learn more about the 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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ELSA Award 2014

The Montana State Library Commission has awarded the 2014 Excellent Library Service Award (ELSA) to North Lake County Public Library.

The ELSA recognizes libraries for achieving excellence in community outreach, information access, policies, planning and evaluation, fiscal management, collection development, continuing education for trustees and staff, and board accomplishments.

Only 46 libraries statewide received this award in 2014.