2 First Avenue E
Polson, MT 59860
P 406.883.8225 - F 883.8239

Summer Hours: (June – Aug.)
M-F: 10 am – 6 pm
SAT: 11 AM – 4 PM

Winter Hours: (Sept. – May)
M-Th: 11 am – 8 pm
Fri: 11 am – 6 pm
Sat: 11 am – 4 pm






Eclipse Day 2017 at the Library

North Lake County Public Library will bring a touch of outer space to Polson on Eclipse Day, Monday, August 21, from 10 AM to 1 PM.

A total solar eclipse will cross the United States on that day. In Polson we will see about 89% totality.

The North Lake County Library Foundation is hosting a $5 hotdog lunch with all proceeds going toward the Family Summer Reading Program. Mission Valley Eye Center/Ronan Eye Clinic has generously sponsored the purchase of more than 200 pairs of solar eclipse glasses that will be available at the party for safe viewing. There will be crafts for kids, educational displays, a photo booth, music and more! Limited seating will be available, but feel free to bring a lawn chair for comfort.

The library will also be holding a huge book sale in the meeting room from 10 AM to 5 PM that day.

Everyone is welcome!

NASA Grant Awarded

Earlier this year, our library applied for and received a NASA@MyLibrary grant (https://apply.ala.org/nasalibraries/guidelines) through the American Library Association in partnership with the Space Science Institute! We have already hosted two events making use of the grant (see our presentation links below), as well as added to our astronomy and planetary science collection materials. We look forward to several more years of training, resources, and partnership with SSI! Watch our website and follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on future astro-developments, including our fabulous Total Eclipse Block Party on August 21!

NASA Science Presentation

Big Sky Astronomy Club Presentation


2017 Family Summer Reading Program

North Lake County Public Library’s annual Family Summer Reading Program ended August 12, 2017. Those who completed all eight levels and 32 hours of reading were eligible to reserve a free ride on the Happy Hippo, courtesy of the library and Bob Ricketts of Three Dog Down. This one-day-only event took place on Tuesday, August 15.

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the 2017 Family Summer Reading Program!



Free streaming and music downloads, movies, and TV shows are now available at Freegal. This service is available using your library card.








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Board of Trustees Meeting

The next regular meeting of the North Lake County Public Library District Board of Trustees will be Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at 5:00 p. m. in the Library Meeting Room.

Foundation Website

Learn more about the North Lake County Library Foundation and its work to support literacy, build collections, fund facility enhancements, and advocate for North Lake County Public Library at: 

North Lake County Library Foundation


Makerspace has paused for a couple of weeks and resume the week of Sept. 11, 2017.

Come and go as you please, engaging with all of the library's Makerspace stations on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Stations include Arduinos, Makey Makeys and Squishy Circuits, sewing, sticker-making and duct tape crafts, painting and more! Best of all, the LEGOs and LEGO table are here for everyone to enjoy!

Youth Writing Club

12- to 18-year-olds are invited to check in with Kendra, our Youth Services Librarian, for more information!

Story Time & Mother Goose Time

Story Time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers will resume the week of September 11, 2017.

Mother Goose Time for infants and toddlers will also resume that week. Everyone is welcome.

NLCPL on your Mobile Device

Download the BookMyne app for your Apple iOS and Android devices to access North Lake County Public Library on the go.