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Post Falls Library, Community Library Network Foundations Merge

The Post Falls Library Foundation and the Community Library Network Foundation agreed to merge at a special meeting held in late July.  Both foundations agreed teaming together would be in the best interest of the District.

Now known as the Community Library Network Foundation, directors will be working toward capital improvement projects for all libraries: Athol, Harrison, Hayden, Pinehurst, Post Falls, Rathdrum and Spirit Lake.

Create a Lasting Legacy

Our Foundation raises money to expand and enhance programs and services for the Community Library Network. A gift of any amount is a legacy that will be greatly appreciated and remembered. Our foundation is a 501 (c)3 entity. Your contribution is deductible from federal and state taxes if you itemize. It also qualifies for Idaho state tax credit.

For more information, contact Anne Abrams, 208-773-1506 or Foundation@CommunityLibrary.Net.

Foundation Board of Directors

Rich Wallace, president

Tina Gospodnetich, vice-president

Tom Lien, treasurer

Sharon Jennings, secretary

Sue Tarbox

For more information contact Rich Wallace, president: Foundation@CommunityLibrary.Net.

From left to right: Sharon Raye, Tom Lien, Tina Gospodnetich, and Rich Wallace

Foundation projects

Many of our projects are ongoing.  You can help with our efforts big and small.  Your contribution is tax deductible and will touch lives throughout our community. Although any amount is welcome, for donations of $1,000 or more, the Foundation will acknowledge your support on our Donor Recognition Bookshelf in the Hayden Library foyer.

2017 - Post Falls Meeting Room Remodel

Post Falls Library's new high-tech meeting room

The transformation from a dated 1990s discussion room to a modern high-tech collaboration space was completed in August 2017. The Foundation used money from a successful Trivia event to add to the grant provided by the Post Falls International Rotary Club.

Those using the discussion room will have access to a wall-mounted interactive white board allowing direct access to the Internet and other features. The modern color pallet complements the new furniture that can be reconfigured for multiple purposes and will sit ten people comfortably.


Hayden Library Front Entrance Renovation 

Front of Hayden Library

Total costs for the makeover were about $8000, with half coming from the Foundation for masonry and concrete work and the rest donated by Steve Walther, ALSC Architects, Spokane, and Jim Small, Small’s Construction.  The Foundation’s next challenge will be to raise money for commercial-grade seating and lighting.

2012 and 2013

Post Falls Library Foundation:

Guitar Hero Contest and Bike Rack Installation

We amped it up for Guitar Heroes! The unconventional library event, a project of the Post Falls Library Foundation, raised money for a new “cool” bike rack.

A custom bicycle rack provides secure spaces for the library’s younger demographic. Installed in May 2012, the bike rack has the word “Imagine” in colored steel letters, echoing the theme of the library’s children’s section.

Speaker’s Series

More than 150 history fans of all ages enjoyed dramatic words from Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain during the launch of the ongoing Henderson Speaker’s Series. More programs are planned that reflect Frank Henderson’s many interests, including history, nature, eagles, tulips, travel, Boy Scouts, and remote control airplanes.  These programs were funded through a generous donation from the Frank Henderson family.

Community Library Network Foundation:

eBooks and Audio Books

We continue to focus on growing the eBook collection. Last year, 3,200 titles circulated more than 18,500 times, and with 6,500 holds placed over the same period, the library could use more titles.  Please join us with a contribution that promises to make a difference in people’s lives and in our communities.