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ImagineIF Libraries to reopen with new hours

| May 13, 2020 1:00 AM

ImagineIF Libraries will reopen its three Flathead County locations Tuesday, May 19, with new operating hours in accordance with guidance from the Flathead City-County Health Department.

The branches will employ enhanced safety measures, including social distancing signs and floor markings, quarantining books and other materials and regular sanitation of frequently touched surfaces.

Furniture and toys have been removed from the children’s department and computers are unavailable for now. Patrons are encouraged to wear a mask inside the library and to swiftly find their materials and proceed to check out. There are also special hours designated for vulnerable populations to access the library.

Book returns will also reopen with specific hours for drops and curbside pickup will continue. ImagineIF staff aims to have a plan in place for safe computer use by June 1.

The library’s virtual branch will remain 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 to be offered. To learn more, visit www.imagineiflibraries.org/updates.

Kalispell

Tuesday: 3-6 p.m.; Wednesday -Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 10-11 a.m. reserved for vulnerable populations

Bigfork

Wednesday -Saturday:10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 10-11 a.m. reserved for vulnerable populations

Columbia Falls

Wednesday -Saturday:10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 10-11 a.m. reserved for vulnerable populations

Librarians are available by phone or email on weekdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Email asklib@imagineiflibraries.org or call (406) 758-5820. Customers are also encouraged to monitor ImagineIF’s Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.