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Summer begins at Whitefish Community Library

| June 22, 2022 1:00 AM

Summer activities began Monday at the Whitefish Community Library with the annual Summer Reading Challenge and a mix of recurring programs and single events throughout June, July and August.

The “Summer Adventures 2022” at the library features local flavor: Montana history is prominent along with interactive family programming by area nonprofits.

“Our valley nonprofits are wonderfully diverse and creative. They bring so much heart to what they do, and we’re proud to highlight them each summer,” said Youth Services librarian Mary Drew Powers.

Whether playing Bug Detectives with Whitefish Lake Institute, or learning basic disc throws from Flathead Valley Disc Golf, fun and learning are the objectives. New this year is “Make Music Day,” a worldwide celebration of music on the summer solstice with North Valley Music School leading two events at the library.

The Reading Challenge returns with the traditional prizes and a new twist added last year — readers also earn stickers for reading which, when placed on a mural at the library, earn $1 donations from Whitefish Credit Union to a chosen nonprofit. This year the proceeds go to Whitefish Lake Institute.

Author visits by Carol Buchanan, Cheryl Heser, and James L. Thane liven up evenings, and the 5th Annual Edible Book Contest ends the summer with a feast. Visit the library to sign up for the Reading Challenge, view prizes, and pick up an event schedule, or call 406-862-9914, or visit whitefishlibrary.org.

The mission of Whitefish Community Library is to bring people, information and ideas together to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge and strengthen our community.

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