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

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Mon. -Thu. 11am - 6pm, Jun - Aug.
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
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Family Summer Reading Program

              Fizz, Boom, READ!

                   June 16 - August 14


North Lake County Public Library’s annual Family Summer Reading Program began Monday, June 16.  Registration ended July 23rd. This year’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, READ!”  

Weekly Thursday morning programs for school-aged children started on June 19.  All Thursday programs are at 10:00 a.m. at the library or an announced location.  They will run through August 7, which is the date of the annual Bug Race.  The Bug Race will be held at the VFW.

The drawing for prizes will be Thursday, August 14, in the library meeting room. Participants need not be present to win, but several mystery prizes will be given away to those who attend.

If you do not have a library card, you may register for one at the circulation desk.  Library cards are free and available to anyone age five and up.  Anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian to sign for a new card.

For questions, please call the library at 883-8225, stop by the circulation desk, or click here.

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.

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.



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Summer Hours

Summer hours began Monday, June 2, 2014, as follows:

Monday through Friday:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday:  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sundays and holidays:  closed

Evening hours will resume in September.

Board Meeting

The next meeting of the North Lake County Public Library Board of Trustees will be Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Life Jackets for Checkout

The library has four sizes of life jackets for checkout: infant/toddler (less than 30 pounds), child (30-50 pounds), youth (50 – 90) pounds, and adult (greater than 90 pounds). There are three of each size.

Checkout is available to adults over the age of 18 with an active library card.  An accompanying liability form must be signed.  The staff asks that life jackets are returned in clean, dry condition. 

This program is made available through a partnership between Montana libraries and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks.  For more information, please call the library or visit the circulation desk.

Children's Programming

Mother Goose Time will be offered throughout the summer. This special half-hour program is intended for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 and their caregivers. Two sessions will be presented each Monday the library is open at 10:15 am and again at 12:30 pm. 

Story Time, for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, will resume in the fall.

For more information about these free public programs, please call the library at 406-883-8225 or stop by the circulation desk. 


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