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

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SAT: 10 AM – 4 PM

Winter Hours: (Sept. – May)
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Fri: 10 am – 6 pm
Sat: 10 am – 4 pm


New Website For Polson City Library

Polson City Library is pleased to announce its new website at polsonpubliclibrary.org (now www.northlakecountylibrary.org).

Featured on the site is information about the library, its services and programs, upcoming events, the online catalog, and much more.

Especially pertinent at the moment are pages related to the proposed North Lake County Public Library District.  Voters can view information about the issue, which will be decided by mail-in ballot in July.  Among other things, an 8-minute informational slide show with audio is available.   Those interested can also use an online ‘Return on Investment’ calculator to illustrate personal value gained from the library in dollar amounts.

Volunteers for the NLCPLD Steering Committee have been working around the clock to educate voters about the library district proposal. The steering committee began its planning meetings many months ago and has met regularly since then.  Monies were secured for a library district public awareness campaign from donors and grants.

Volunteers have traveled throughout north Lake County giving PowerPoint slide shows to local organizations and neighborhood gatherings about the proposed library district. The 30-minute presentation has been offered to 30 groups so far, and more are planned between now and the July 8th mail-out date for ballots.  Ballots must be returned by July 27.

The committee has also sponsored a poster contest and a coloring contest at local schools and among homeschool students to raise awareness about the proposal.  Children from grades K through 8 were invited to participate.  Prizewinners received new hardback books of their choice.

Last week, professional puppeteer Sherry Johns brought a puppet show to Polson elementary schools and Polson City Library.  Her visit was sponsored by the NLCPLD steering committee.  It, too, was intended to raise awareness about the need for a library district in north Lake County.

For more information about the proposed district, call Polson City Library at 883-8225 or steering committee volunteer coordinator Bonnie Triepke at 883-9271.