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Support Sanders County!

  Dear Neighbors,   As of September 18, 2020, only 43 percent of Sanders County residents have responded to the Census.    But it’s not too late to be counted!   It only takes five minutes and the staff at your library can help.   The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community.   Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.   With a complete count, Montana stands to gain back the 2 nd seat in Congress that was lost a few decades ago.   It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 1

IMAGINE YOUR STORY!

    Summer Reading   at Your Library Dear Parents & Guardians, Thompson Falls Public Library wants to help you encourage your child to continue reading this summer.   During June and July, kids who sign up and make their reading goals can enter raffles to win prizes.    Due to social distancing requirements we won’t have any in person story times or crafts.   We offer materials in a variety of formats so that you and your family will have fun reading together this summer.   Sincerely,   Lynne Lynne Kersten, Library Director
PLEASE READ: The Thompson Falls Public Library Board of Trustees has decided to reopen on Tuesday, May 19 following guidelines as recommended by the State of Montana. Our hours will be Tuesdays-Thursdays 10-6 & Fridays 10-5     We will be open for picking up holds, checkouts & returns and quick browsing only. There is a limit of 10 people in the library at any one time. Please limit your time in the library to 30 min. or less. No lingering/gathering/prolonged use. Seating will only be available for a few computer stations. Newspapers are not available at this time. Please practice social distancing & use hand sanitizer. We encourage masks while in the library.  Staff may wear gloves and masks to protect patrons & themselves. Staff will disinfect surfaces often & after each pc use. Items being returned will be quarantined for 72 hours. We are NOT accepting donations of items at this time. We appreciate yo