In The News


may, 2019

“The Columbia Falls library is a place where a lot of teens come, and now they can find a job there, too.”

Flathead Beacon "ImagineIF, Job Service Team up to Help Columbia Falls Teens"/ Read Full Article




April, 2019

“This amazing team of people played an important role in my children’s early childhood, helping to instill in them a love of books and a fondness for using the library.”

Daily Interlake "Library Plays Big Role in Early Childhood" Op Ed/ Read Full Article




April, 2019

“ImagineIF Library is a true asset to our community…a cherished institution for learning, exploration, and creativity."

Daily Interlake "Grateful for ImagineIf" Op Ed/ Read Full Article




february, 2019

“It’s all about hands-on learning opportunities and highlighting opportunities in this valley and out in the world."

Flathead Beacon "Meeting of the Maker Minds"/ Read Full Article




january, 2019

“She has…a proven ability to find new ways to connect with the community…"

Daily Interlake "ImagineIF Librarian Named ‘Emerging Leader’"/ Read Full Article



October, 2018

“A civic space like a library has never been more important."

Daily Interlake "Importance of Libraries" Op Ed / Read Full Article



August, 2018

“We have an amazing staff who have really bought into everything that we’ve been doing in the community...They’re passionate about their work."

Flathead Beacon "New Director Takes Reins at ImagineIF Libraries" / Read Full Article



june, 2018

“…last year 115,000 people used wireless internet at ImagineIf spaces in the Flathead Valley, and another 85,000 logged on to computers at the libraries.”

The Daily Interlake "Forum Looks at Benefits of High-Quality Internet" / Read Full Article



February, 2018

“It’s an event built for families and students…with hands-on learning and plenty of exhibits to keep kids and parents entertained.”

Flathead Beacon, "Best Show-and-Tell in Town"/ Read Full Article



May, 2017

“It is a core responsibility of all libraries to encourage information literacy and critical thinking skills, and libraries are well-positioned to raise awareness on this subject and prepare our community to identify bias and falsehood.”

Flathead Beacon, "ImagineIF to Host ‘Fake News’ Workshop at FVCC",/ Read Full Article



May, 2017

“The hope is to build community and food sustainability by appealing to the local passion for self-sufficiency.”

The Daily Interlake, "Columbia Falls Library Launches Seed Exchange" / Read Full Article



FEbruary, 2017

“As free public spaces disappear, libraries are becoming more and more important.”

The Flathead Beacon, "Following Lead of City Redevelopment Plan, Kalispell Library Considers New Facility / Read Full Article



May, 2015

“The award... highlights how ImagineIF Libraries have been able to make a big impact in our communities with very limited resources.”

The Daily Interlake, "Library Gets National Award"/ Read Full Article