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.

Mission Statement

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

Book Sale

September 19-21, 2014, 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! Call Wendy at 257.8719.

At the 2014 sale, the Friends made approximately $10,000 for our libraries. The money helps pay for:

Homebound Service

ImagineIF, in a partnership with the Friends of the Library, provides home delivery of library materials to customers who are unable to visit the library due to illness, accident or disability.

To volunteer to deliver materials, fill out the Homebound Volunteer Application:
Kalispell Homebound Volunteer Application
Columbia Falls Homebound Volunteer Application

Events, 2014-2015

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the basement meeting room at ImagineIF Kalispell.

Tuesday, September 9 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Mary Beth Keane, Fever: A Novel
Friday, September 19, through Sunday, September 21 – Annual Book Sale, Kalispell Center Mall
Tuesday, October 14 – Book group, 5-6 pm: K. Ross Toole, Montana: An Uncommon Land
Thursday, October 16 – Meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, November 11 – Book group, 5-6 pm (special location: Sykes Diner): Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland
Thursday, November 20 – Meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, December 9 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Ayn Rand, We the Living
Thursday, December 18 – Meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, January 13 – Book group, 5-6 pm: H. V. Morton, In the Steps of St. Paul
Thursday, January 15 – Meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, February 10 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Ralph Ketcham, James Madison: A Biography
Thursday, February 19 – Meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday,March 10 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Luis Alberto Urrea, The Devil’s Highway: A True Story
Thursday, March 19 – Meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, April 14 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone
Thursday, April 16 – Meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, May 12 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Brian Kimberling, Snapper
Thursday, May 21 – Meeting, 12-1 pm
Tuesday, June 9 – Book group, 5-6 pm: Ari Shavit, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Thursday, June 18 – Meeting, 12-1 pm