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






Free Technology Class

Being Social: Using Social Media


North Lake County Public Library will host a free technology class on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room. Specialist Heather Miles will present a session entitled “Being Social: Using Social Media.”


Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets to follow along. Library laptops will also be available for those who don’t have a device. Anyone of any age or skill level is invited to attend. Registration is required.


Please call the circulation desk at 883-8225 to reserve your spot.


Eclipse Day 2017 at the Library

North Lake County Public Library will bring a touch of outer space to Polson on Eclipse Day, Monday, August 21, from 10 AM to 1 PM.

A total solar eclipse will cross the United States on that day. In Polson we will see about 89% totality.

The North Lake County Library Foundation is hosting a $5 hotdog lunch with all proceeds going toward the Family Summer Reading Program. Mission Valley Eye Center/Ronan Eye Clinic has generously sponsored the purchase of more than 200 pairs of solar eclipse glasses that will be available at the party for safe viewing. There will be crafts for kids, educational displays, a photo booth, music and more! Limited seating will be available, but feel free to bring a lawn chair for comfort.

The library will also be holding a huge book sale in the meeting room from 10 AM to 5 PM that day.

Everyone is welcome!



2017 Family Summer Reading Program

North Lake County Public Library invites you to

the annual Family Summer Reading Program:

“Build a Better World!”

June 12 — August 12

North Lake County Public Library’s annual Family Summer Reading Program began Monday, June 12, at 10:00 AM. Anyone who reads—or is read to—is eligible to participate in this popular summer-long event! This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” 


Registration, either in person at the library or online, will remain open from June 12 through August 12. Readers will receive reading incentives courtesy of our many generous community sponsors and may enter into prize drawings for other exciting theme-related prizes.


Weekly Thursday morning activities began for school-aged children on June 15 and will continue throughout the program. All are at 10:00 AM at the library or an announced location. See the schedule below for each week's topic. The Family Summer Reading Program will wrap up with its all-time favorite annual Bug Race on Thursday August 10 before the program officially ends on Saturday, August 12.


North Lake County Public Library is excited to announce that it was awarded a NASA@MyLibrary grant this Spring, and will continue to offer space-related programming for the duration of the four-year grant! More information about our children’s and adult activities centering on the August 21 solar eclipse, as well as other space and planetary science subjects, will be posted to this website as it becomes available.


Upon completion of all eight levels and 32 hours of the Family Summer Reading Program, readers will be eligible to reserve a free ride on the Happy Hippo, courtesy of the library and Bob Ricketts of Three Dog Down. This is a one-day only event, taking place on Tuesday, August 15—but those who cannot make it may receive an alternate prize.


The grand prize drawing and ice cream social will take place on Thursday, August 17, at the library. Participants need not be present to win, but several mystery prizes will be given away to those who do attend.

How The Program Works :

SIGN UP!  Any person of any age who reads or is read to may sign up. Register for the program during regular library hours, beginning Monday, June 12, at 10:00 AM and ending at 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 12. To register, stop by the library or follow the link to fill out a form with your name, address, phone number and age. You’ll receive your Reading Record.


READ! Your Reading Record helps you to keep track of time spent reading or listening to someone read to you. (Children and youth must find an adult to sign for them.)

COME BACK!  After you’ve completed 4 or more hours of reading, bring your signed Reading Record to the library in order to receive a reading incentive and enter the prize drawings.

Program ends Saturday  August 12 at 4:00 PM.  Prizes will be drawn and awarded the following Thursday,  August 17, at 10:00 AM.

OUR BIG SPLASH RETURNS!  And this year it’s better than ever. Finish all 8 levels and 32 hours of reading and follow instructions for joining the fun on Tuesday, August 15, as we host our finishers’ “Happy Hippo” Excursion

# The last day to turn in reading logs is August 12 at 4 PM










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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, July 20, 2017, at 5:00 PM in the Library Meeting Room.

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


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, sticker-making and duct tape crafts, painting and more! Best of all, the LEGOs and LEGO table are here for everyone to enjoy!

Youth Writing Club

12- to 18-year-olds are invited to check in with Kendra, our Youth Services Librarian, for more information!

Story Time & Mother Goose Time

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

Mother Goose Time for infants and toddlers will continue on Mondays at 10 a.m. through the summer. Everyone is welcome.

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.


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


July Programming Schedule