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ImagineIF Libraries to provide curbside pickup starting May 4

by Daily Inter Lake
| April 25, 2020 1:00 AM

ImagineIF Libraries will offer curbside pickup starting May 4 in response to state and local plans to progressively reopen Montana. In the meantime, Imagine IF will retrofit its facilities throughout the county in order to safely open its doors to the public at a later date.

With over 30,000 cardholders, hundreds of thousands of print materials circulating, and serving a population of over 100,000, the library is a complex system. “Librarians are working hard to institute precautions in facilities that will keep us all safe into the future and are grateful for the community’s patience,” according to a press release issued last Friday.

Library customers are encouraged to keep their currently checked out materials until June 1 so book drops are not flooded with returns. Libraries will ensure that customers do not accrue fees for materials during this time.

The library’s virtual branch remains open. Unique virtual programs on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, such as “Virtual Trivia Night”, Early Literacy Classes and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities will continue.

For a full list of online services and access to electronic services such as eBooks, or to sign up for a library card online, go to:

Librarians are always available by phone or email from Monday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.. To get in touch with a librarian, email or call (406) 758-5820.

Customers are also encouraged to monitor ImagineIF’s Facebook and Instagram pages for updates. For more information, visit