Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library puts on an annual book sale 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: Francy McAllister
Vice President: Roxie Lehl
Secretary: Jill Carlberg
Treasurer: Joan Gates
2021 Book Sale at Kalispell Center Mall CANCELED
Due to changing community conditions and a rise is COVID-19 cases in the Flathead Valley, an indoor event of this size is not a safe environment to staff the book sale. Friends of ImagineIF Libraries have made the decision to cancel this year’s event.
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 being accepted at the barrels located at each ImagineIF location. 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
Due to overwhelming response, the Friends of the Library cannot accept any more donations this year. They have no room to store them.
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.
Thank you for your support.
Friends Book Club
The Friends of the Library Book Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm MST in the meeting room at ImagineIF Kalispell. Join other enthusiasts and discuss the following books each month.
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a
Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Traces the life of the reclusive American heiress against a backdrop to the now-infamous of the W.A. Clark family that includes an elder-abuse investigation.
Oct 12, 4:30 PM
Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese by Tiffany Midge
Collection of author’s musings on life, politics and identity as a Native woman in America.
Nov 9, 4:30 PM
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
A memoir about identity, paternity and family secrets receiving the stunning news through a genealogy website that a father was not a biological father.
Dec 14, 4:30 PM
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Discovering a tattered letter that is to be open only in the event of her husband’s death, she is unable to resist reading and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.
Jan 11, 4:30 PM
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Identifies the qualifying characteristics of historical caste systems to reveal how a rigid hierarchy of human rankings, enforced by religious views, heritage and stigma, impact everyday American lives. The author is a Pulitzer Prize winner of The Warmth of Other Suns.
Feb 8, 4:30 PM
This is Where I Leave you by Jonathon Tropper
A man is thrown together with his dysfunctional family when his father dies, while at the same time coping with his wife’s infidelity and the end of his marriage.
March 8, 4:30 PM
Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris
An evocative travelogue and memoir of a journey by bicycle along the Silk Road and how it became synonymous with humanity’s exploration of boundaries.
April 12, 4:30 PM
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Follows a sheltered girl and a teen maid who forge an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both amid the violence of 1990s Columbia.
May 10, 4:30 PM