Friends of the Library
The Friends put on an annual book sale, host a monthly book discussion and provide the Homebound Service.
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: Roxie Lehl
Vice President: Eloise Hill
Secretary: Brenda Dorrington
Treasurer: Margaret Parodi
October 7-9, 2016, 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.
Additional collection bins will be available from Sept. 5th – 23rd at ImagineIF CFalls and Kalispell locations, as well as at Super 1 in Evergreen, Rosauers in Kalispell, and Harvest Foods in Bigfork.
At the 2015 sale, the Friends made approximately $12,000 for our libraries. The money 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)
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the basement meeting room at ImagineIF Kalispell.
Tuesday, September 8 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Madeleine Albright, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
Friday, September 18, through Sunday, September 20 – Annual Book Sale, Kalispell Center Mall
Tuesday, October 13 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
Thursday, October 15 – Friends of the Library meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, November 10 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Timothy Egan, The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Thursday, November 19 – Friends of the Library meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, December 8 – Book group, 5-6 pm: H. W. Brands, Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times
Thursday, December 17 – Friends of the Library meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, January 12 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits
Thursday, January 21 – Friends of the Library meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, February 9 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Debra Magpie Earling, Perma Red
Thursday, February 18 – Friends of the Library meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, March 8 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread
Thursday, March 17 – Friends of the Library meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, April 12 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Ladislas Farago, The Broken Seal: The Story of “Operation Magic” and the Pearl Harbor Disaster
Thursday, April 21 – Friends of the Library meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, May 10 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Lisa Genova, Still Alice
Thursday, May 19 – Friends of the Library meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, June 14 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman
Thursday, June 16 – Friends of the Library meeting, 12-1 pm