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.


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.


Officers

President: Roxie Lehl
Vice President: Francie McAllister
Secretary: Brenda Dorrington
Treasurer: Joan Gates


Book Sale

October 13-15, 2017, 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:

Book donations guidelines

We appreciate your help in presorting for our book sale.  Please keep these guidelines in mind when donating:

We do not have a pick up service.  If you would like to donate your books, please leave them on the porch of the cabin located in Lion’s Park, across from Whitefish Credit Union.  There is a donation barrel there.

Thank you for your support.


Book Club

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from September to June at 4:30 pm in the conference room of ImagineIF Kalispell.

June 12 2018 

Pox Americana: The great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82 by Elizabeth A Fenn

A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the War of Independence began, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of the war in every colony and the lives of everyone in North America.

September 11 2018

Oregon Trail A New American Journey by Buck Rinker

The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. At once an American journey, a work of history, and a personal sag

October 9 2018

The Righteous Mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion by Jonathan Haidt

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.

November 9 2018

Glow Kids: how screen addiction is hijacking our kids and –and how to break the trance by Nicholas Kardaras

From an addiction expert a startling argument that technology has profoundly affected the brains of children.

December 12 2018

No Better Friend: One man, one dog, an extraordinary story of courage of courage and survival in WWII by Robert Weintraub

Flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, met in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp in the Pacific. Judy was a fiercely loyal dog, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair’s relationship deepened throughout their captivity

January 8 2018

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives.

February 12 2018

Grant by Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

March 12 2018

Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

The true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a statue of an Arab raising a cup of coffee awakens something in him. He sets out to learn the rich history of coffee in Yemen and the complex art of tasting and identifying varietals.

April 9 2018

Behind the Beautiful Foreves by Katherine Boo

A bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate.

May 14 2018

The Pentagon’s Brain by Annie Jacobsen

Since its inception in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has grown to become the Defense Department’s most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science research and development agency. Created by President Eisenhower to prevent another Sputnik, and to focus primarily on defensive programs against nuclear weapons, the agency–and its imagination and scope–has expanded enormously with each passing year.