Flathead County Library Director Resigns Amid Board Meddling

The interim leader of Flathead County’s ImagineIF public library system resigned on Thursday, citing interference by a board of trustees that has devalued the institution by slashing salaries while entertaining motions to censor certain books and materials, particularly those that portray characters who are gay, queer or transgender.

After serving in the director position for just four months, yet dedicating 15 years to ImagineIF, Martha Furman resigned as the interim head of the library system, effective Dec. 10. Her departure marks the second time in six months that a director has resigned from the top post.