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Flathead County Library begins summer reading program

| June 9, 2024 12:00 AM

The Summer Reading Experience at Flathead County Library launches on June 10 and encourages children and teens to enjoy books, explore science, and discover new adventures all summer long. 

There is no cost to participate. Beginning June 10, children and teens can sign-up and pick up a game board at any library location that offers reading and learning challenges, as well as a list of summer programming at the library.

The library will be celebrating by hosting a Play Expo at the Kalispell library on June 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and at the Columbia Falls library on June 13 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The community is invited to explore art, sensory play, science and movement.

In addition, the Flathead County Library will be teaming up with Flathead Valley Community College to offer a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament for teens in grades six to 12 and FVCC students. The event will take place at the FVCC Library on Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m. Participants must enroll by 1:15 p.m. on the day of the tournament to participate. For more information go to

 Flathead County Library will offer a variety of workshops for children and teens all summer. For details, call 758-5822 or visit Summer Experience concludes Aug. 10.

The ImagineIF Library Foundation, Town Pump Charitable Foundation and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation support the library’s summer experiences.

Flathead County Library provides educational and recreational materials, programs, and resources to promote literacy, inspire lifelong learning, and enrich the community. For more information, visit