Welcome to McCall Public Library!

McCall Public Library,  218 East Park Street, McCall Idaho 83638
Library Hours: Monday - Friday 10am-6pm & Saturday 10am-2pm. Closed Sundays

Pumphouse Used Books is a bookstore run by the Friends of the McCall Public Library and is located at 1001 State Street. The Pumphouse hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12am-3pm.


                     Let's Talk About It - Winter 2015

Western Fiction-Wednesdays @ 7 pm

January 21-This House of Sky by Ivan Doig

February 4-Buffalo Girls by Larry McMurtry

February 18-Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

March 4-The Brave Cowboy by Edward Abbey

                   March 18-The Virginian by Owen Wister


 Author Visit - Friday, January 30, 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Author Angela Ruth Strong will tell the story behind her book The Snowball Fight Professional at a family event held at the McCall Library Friday, January 30th at 5:00. Stop by to meet the author and warm up with some free hot chocolate before the Children's Torchlight Parade. Plus, enter to win autographed art from illustrator Jim Strong.
The Snowball Fight Professional is the second book in the Fun4Hire series for ages 8-12. Strong was inspired to set the book in McCall after years of spending summers on Payette Lake at a family cabin. The first book in the series, The Water Fight Professional, won her an Idaho Top Author Award for a second year in a row and is based on her short story of the same name that was printed in over half a million school tests by the New York School Board. Both The Food Fight Professional and The Pillow Fight Professional will be releasing in 2015.
Strong studied journalism at the University of Oregon, taught her "Write Your Own Adventure" classes across the Northwest, and started IDAhope Writers to help inspire other writers. She also writes women's fiction. You can find out more about Strong and her books at www.angelaruthstrong.com.

Our Hero’s Journey lectures

Thursdays Jan.15, 22 and 29, 6:30-8:00 pm
Every few years another film arrives telling the same story~ Star Wars, The Matrix, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games. Why are we continually fascinated with the hero’s journey?  Mythologist Joseph Campbell offers that it resonates deeply with our human experience, especially in our search for meaning and purpose.  In this three-part series, participants will look closely at rich variations of the story through fine art, mythology, literature, and film to explore a deeper understanding and appreciation of how the story and its archetypes illuminate our own lives.
January 15   Departure ~ The Call, Acquiring Help, Crossing Thresholds
January 22  Initiation ~ The Road of Trials, Final Battle or Reward
Januray 29  Return ~ Escapes, Refusals, More Thresholds, Gifts, Mastery and Freedom

Facilitated by Renee Silvus, M.A., Holistic Heath & Healing  Registration Required


                     Feeling Your Bones

A Poetry Discussion Series 

Warm your winter evenings, share insight, and be inspired.  First Tuesdays at the McCall Public Library at 6:30 pm. Free.  Each evening we will discuss one longer or two shorter pieces by a well-loved poet.  Gain new perspectives with a favorite poet or enjoy discovering someone new. Books available at the library's front desk--just ask us.

January 6--May Sarton

February 3--Rumi 

March 3--Mary Oliver

April 7--Group Choice

Facilitated by Renée Silvus, M.A., Holistic Health & Healing      

Chess Club - Chess for all ages and levels, every Tuesday starting at 4:00pm at the McCall Public Library. Come play, learn from mentors and enjoy!

Writers Group - last Thurs./month, 3:00-4:00pm. New members welcome.

Story Stop ~ every Wednesday 10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Streamlined library time with stories, rhymes, songs & games for children. Social time for parents/guardians. For children ages 0-3.

Children’s Story Time ~ Every Thursday 10.30- 11:30  Ages 3-5 (with adult). Preschool stories, songs, art, social time.

4 Year Olds Club ~ Free library card is offered to 4 year old child for a year's membership. Ask at the front desk.

Baby Bags~gift bag with free library card and library baby gifts for any newborn (0-1 yr. old born at St. Luke's McCall). Ask at the front desk.

Knitting Group - Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm. New knitters welcome.

Food for Fines ~ Reduce your library fine by donating non-perishable food items for the Heartland Hunger Resource Center.



Please contact the library at 634-5522 if you are interested in presenting a lecture, presentation or show for our community. 

The Library Board of Trustees of the McCall Public Library will be meeting on Tuesday, January 20th at 2pm in the library.

Friends of the McCall Public Library will be meeting on Tuesday, January 20th at 1:00 in the library's conference room.

Other McCall Public Library Services & Information

Tumble Ebooks available

Welcome to TumbleBookCloud's Graphic Novel Program.  The McCall Public Library now has a  subscription with unlimited access from school/library and home.  Click on the link below to access:


TumbleBookCloud is an online database of over 1000 eBooks, chapter books, National Geographic videos, and audio books geared for middle school and high school students of all reading levels.

Electronic books are available 

Log into your account in our catalog to download an eBook or eAudiobook. First get the Overdrive app, create an Adobe id, then download an eBook or eAudiobook.

Thank you to the Friends of the MCall Public Library for their generous donation of our annual subscription to Overdrive.

Talking Book Services

Don't let a physical limitation stop you from reading!  Audio books and magazines can be loaned free to any Idaho resident who is unable to read regular print, hold a book, or turn pages due to a temporary or permanent physical limitation.

Click here for more information and to register:


This free service provides the following to registered users:

  • Books, magazines, and playback equipment
  • Materials mailed directly to and from the user via Free Matter for the Blind
  • Toll free number to contact the Talking Book Service
  • Resources to help select titles of interest
  • Online catalog for direct ordering
  • Ability to download digital titles

Procedures for Donations to

McCall Public Library


Go to the front desk and ask the staff where to place the donations. Please let them know if you would like a tax receipt for the  donation.

Last updated: January 18, 2015 - 8:53pm by mccall