Write for the Public

A letter to the editor is a great way to make your voice heard and help raise support for excellent libraries. Whether on recent library news, future library needs, or just your experience with and appreciation for ImagineIF, you have valuable insights to share and a letter to the editor is a great way to be heard. Just remember these tips:

1. Keep it brief, 300 words or less

2. Be polite and respectful, never pejorative 

3. Use specific experience or evidence to make your case

4. Include a call to action. What should the reader do?

5. Proofread! Or have someone else do it for you.


Send letters to:

The Daily Interlake

Submit via online form

Submit visa email to Matt Baldwin, managing editor, [email protected]

Submit via mail to PO Box 7610, Kalispell, MT, 59904


Flathead Beacon

Submit via online form

Submit via email to Kellyn Brown, Editor in Chief, [email protected]

Submit via mail to 17 Main St., Kalispell, MT 59901


Write to Officials


You can communicate directly with elected and appointed library officials.

Our three elected County Commissioners are responsible for setting the library’s budget, acquiring library facilities, and appointing library board Trustees. You can share a letter with them directly, send letters to:

Commissioner Pam Holmquist, [email protected]

Commissioner Randy Brodehl, [email protected]

Commissioner Brad Abell, [email protected]


Our five library board Trustees are each appointed to a five year term, and are responsible for overseeing the library’s budget, setting and adhering to library policy, developing the library’s strategic plan, and hiring and overseeing the library Director. You can share a letter with them directly using the form here.