Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library put on an annual book sale and provide the Homebound Service.
Join the Friends of the Library Book Club. Meet with book enthusiasts on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:30 pm in the conference room of ImagineIF Kalispell.
Download the Membership Application to find out how you can become a Friend of the Library.
The purpose of the Friends of the Library is to work for the benefit, improvement and welfare of ImagineIF Libraries – its collections, its services and its facilities.
President: Francy McAllister
Vice President: Roxie Lehl
Secretary: Jill Carlberg
Treasurer: Joan Gates
September 20, 21, and 22, Kalispell Center Mall
Friday, 10 am-8 pm
Saturday, 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, 11 am-4 pm
Thousands of items will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting ImagineIF Libraries. Donations are welcome year round! Bring your donations to the log cabin in Lions Park across from Hilton Garden Inn. The cabin has a covered porch where you can place your donations. Please no magazines, text books, or encyclopedias.
The money raised from the sale helps pay for:
- Homebound Service
- The ImagineIF newsletter
- Literacy Volunteers
- “Book Page,” a monthly magazine
- Children’s summer programs
- Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks
- Loud at the Library (in partnership with the ImagineIF Library Foundation)
Book donations guidelines
We appreciate your help in presorting for our book sale. Please keep these guidelines in mind when donating:
- NO old textbooks,
- NO encyclopedia sets
- NO hardback fiction without a dust jacket
- NO magazines
- Nothing that is torn, damaged, moldy or smells like cigarette smoke.
We do not have a pick up service. If you would like to donate your books, please leave them on the covered porch of the cabin located in Lion’s Park across from the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell.
Thank you for your support.
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from September to June at 4:30 pm in the meeting room of ImagineIF Kalispell.
September 10, 2019
Educated by Tara Westover
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Tara Westover started her education formally at the age of 17. This is a tale of survival and struggle.
October 8, 2019
The Soul of All Living Creatures: What animals can teach us about being human by Vint Virga
Based on the author’s twenty-five years of experience as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, The Soul of All Living Creatures delves into the inner lives of animals – from whales, wolves, and leopards to mice, dogs, and cats – and explores the relationships we forge with them.
November 12, 2019
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a unique and unforgettable culture, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story—one of women’s friendships and the larger forces that shape them—The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the fierce female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.
December 10, 2019
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself – at once both shadowed and luminous – Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth.
January 14, 2020
A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico by Amy Greenberg
This definitive history of the 1846 conflict paints an intimate portrait of the major players and their world. It is a story of Indian fights, Manifest Destiny, secret military maneuvers, gunshot wounds, and political spin.
February 11, 2020
Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
In the city of Bogotá, Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medellín cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies above. Back then, Antonio witnessed a friend’s murder, an event that haunts him still. As he investigates, he discovers the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past.
March 10, 2020
Golden Child by Claire Adam
A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and love.
April 14, 2020
She has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer
Science writer Carl Zimmer presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes.
May 12, 2020
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.