Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library puts 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 online via Zoom. See meeting information here or scroll down.

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: 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.

Sign up to Volunteer at the Book Sale here>

The money raised from the sale helps pay for:


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:

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.

OCTOBER

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

 

NOVEMBER

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

 

DECEMBER

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

 

JANUARY

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

 

FEBRUARY

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

 

MARCH

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

 

APRIL

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

 

MAY

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