Sandy Ashworth, Director
6370 Kootenai Street
P.O. Box Y
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
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Jim Marx, Chair
The Boundary County Library had its start near the turn of the century when a group of local residents, believing that a library was essential to a community, gathered books and delivered them door to door using a wheelbarrow. In the years since, the library has grown considerably, moving to various locations as it outgrew its former homes. In 1957, Boundary County voters approved the first Library Taxing District in the State of Idaho, and in the mid-1970s the Library Board approved the construction of a home of its own at the very entrance to downtown Bonners Ferry, where it now resides.
In addition to offering thousands of books and an ample research library, the Boundary County Library now offers audio and video tapes, magazines, newspapers and even internet access to the people of the community. The library is also a social center, with regularly scheduled events for readers and writers of all ages.
The Boundary County Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays September through June.
Story Time for preschoolers take place on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for kids ages two and three years old and from 1:30 to 2 p.m. for four and five year olds. Families are always welcome. Story Times include stories, finger plays, rhymes, songs and a craft.
The Lapsit program is for kids from birth to two years old and their Moms (brothers and sisters are great, too!). Lapsit is held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
LiLI stands for "Libraries Linking Idaho," and it's a state-funded website bringing together the best sources of news and information from around the Internet, and doing so in a many that keeps visitors who stay within the site safe from unwanted ads and pop-ups and from being misdirected to sites that may be unsuitable. The site, www.lili.org, brings together 37 databases with in-depth information, graphics, audio and video clips and more on a wide-ranging array of topics; from education (preschool to college and beyond!) business, the military, government, health, professional journals, newspapers and more.
The information is constantly updated, and you can even save your own personal favorite links and have email alerts issued directly to your in-box on whatever topic you're interested in. There are a variety of different components that make up LiLI, including sections in Spanish, German and French ... no matter what you're looking for, LiLI is a great place to start ... it's ideal for students conducting research, people of all ages seeking specific books or authors, those wanting to check on the day's news from the world's leading newspapers (or wanting to scan the archives of every issue published since 1984!), people looking for information on hobbies or technical projects ... the list is long and amazing!
LiLI, the official website of the Idaho State Library, is free to all users and it's available 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection. Go in, browse and enjoy! Or, if you want to learn more about this incredible resource, visit the Boundary County Library and talk to any librarian ... they'll be glad to help. To get there, click on the logo directly above!
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