Come down and see the bright new paint colors on the library's walls and shelving! Please excuse the mess while the staff and workers move books, furniture, and shelving to accommodate the job – and thanks for your patience.
Please take a look at the library's "Book Nooks" located throughout the community! Consisting of a comfortable rocking chair and a stylish bookshelf unit, each nook is located in a place where people have time on their hands to wait. A fresh supply of free, lightly used books and reading material for all ages is available for the public to browse, enjoy, and take home. Locations are: St. Joseph Hospital, Beacon Tire, the Tribal Health Clinic, and the Wash N Go. The project was made possible by a grant from the Greater Polson Community Foundation and library monies.
The Montana State Library Commission has awarded the 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. North Lake County Public Library is one of only 48 libraries in Montana to receive the award in 2013.
Library Impact Videos
The Montana State Library and North Lake County Public Library are pleased to announce the release of a series of three videos that highlight the impact libraries have on the lives of Montanans. The videos feature Montana library users and Montana librarians from around the state, including Polson’s library director and technology trainer (top link).
These videos were completed as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP), a federally funded (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) project administered by the Montana State Library. Matching support for BTOP is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Montana State Library, and some participating public libraries. Funding for the videos was provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
New Music CD Collection
North Lake County Public Library now has a collection of music CDs for checkout. At present, selections include classics and popular oldies, but more are being added. Others are available to library cardholders through Polson’s partner libraries. Donations of CDs in good condition are always welcome, particularly newer titles.
Story Time and Mother Goose Time are now in session!
Story Time is geared toward children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. This themed program is offered at 10:00 am and again at 1:00 pm each Thursday during the autumn and spring. Sessions include stories, songs, finger-plays, rhymes, and fun! The Fall 2013 Story TIme schedule is as follows:
September 19 - School
September 26 - Fall Colors
October 3 - Dogs
October 10 - Glacier Animals
October 17 - Fall Harvest
October 24 - Pumpkins & Jack-O-Lanterns
October 31 - Boo! Halloween
November 7 - Counting
November 14 - Dance
November 2 1- Thanksgiving
November 28 - CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
December 5 - Snuggly in the Snow
December 12 - Christmas
Mother Goose Time is a special half-hour program 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.
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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Large Type Books Added
The library has recently added hundreds of new large type books to its collection, and the section has been moved to a different location in the library to provide better convenience for large type users.
The new books are mostly general fiction, mysteries, and westerns. New selections will continue to be added