FoKL Grants and Awards

By , January 12, 2015 1:29 pm

Learn about FoKL’s grants and awards. Continue reading 'FoKL Grants and Awards'»

Re-vitalizing a Friends organization

By , January 12, 2015 1:20 pm

Here’s advice on re-vitalizing a Friends group from FoKL. Continue reading 'Re-vitalizing a Friends organization'»

FoKL Point Newsletter

By , November 2, 2009 4:44 pm

The Winter 2010 issue of FoKL Point is here!

The FoKL Point newsletter is published to share successful ideas from our member organizations.  Friends of the Library groups may submit articles to any member of the Friends of Kansas Libraries board.  Current email addresses are provided for  board members in the current edition of FoKL Point.  Read it now!

Read the Fall 2009 issue of FoKL Point.

Challenge Grant Report

By , January 5, 2009 4:19 pm

Challenge grant report form

Challenge Grant Information

By , January 5, 2009 4:16 pm

Challenge Grant Information

Challenge Grant Application

By , January 5, 2009 4:11 pm

Click here to view and print Challenge Grant Application form

FoKL Awards Application

By , January 5, 2009 4:01 pm

Click here to view and print FoKL Awards application form

FoKL Point — 2008 Library Conference Edition

By , April 16, 2008 11:45 am

Take time to read about the 2007-08 FoKL Award Winners and Pat Gaunce, the Duane Johnson Leadership Award winner!
FOKL Award Winners
Individual –
Elizabeth Servis, Wichita
Beverly Warren, Perry-Lecompton
Group –
Friends of the Perry-Lecompton Community Library
Friends of the Clay Center Carnegie Library
Friends of the Emporia Public Library
School Library Advocacy Group of Wichita

FoKL Point 2008 Library Conference Edition, April 9-11, 2008

FoKL Award and Challenge Grant Recipients 2007

By , April 16, 2008 10:37 am

The Kansas Library Conference FoKL Point newsletter will give you information on these special folks and groups!

Kansas Library Conference FoKL Point newsletter

Duane Johnson Library Leader Award 2008:
Pat Gaunce, retired Kansas City Kansas Public Library

2007 FOKL Award Winner
Individual –
Elizabeth Servis, Wichita
Beverly Warren, Perry-Lecompton
Group –
Friends of the Perry-Lecompton Community Library
Friends of the Clay Center Carnegie Library
Friends of the Emporia Public Library
School Library Advocacy Group of Wichita

2007 FoKL Challenge Grant Recipients
Friends of Kansas Libraries distributed $2150 to eight Kansas libraries in the form of Challenge Grants during the 2007-08 fiscal year. The libraries and their projects are:

  • Augusta Friends of the Library received$200 to purchase materials for a summer preschool reading program.
  • Friends of the Graham County Library received $250 to upgrade the library’s audio/visual equipment.
  • Friends of the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library in St. John received $150 to assist with the library’s Internet Cafe & Coffee Bar.
  • Friends of the Kingman Carnegie Library received $200 to assist with their mass mailing promoting membership in their Friends group.
  • Friends of the Oskaloosa Public Library received $500 to assist with new carpet in their library.
  • Friends of the Towanda Public Library received $200 to assist with their Monterey Dinner in conjunction with the City Spring Garage Sale Days.
  • Friends of Washburn-Mabee Library in Topeka received $150 to assist with their “CaddyStacks” library miniature golf course and tournament.
  • Friends of the White City Public Library received $500 to assist with new carpet in their library.

FoKL Challenge Grant Recipients 2006

By , October 12, 2007 12:18 pm

2006 FoKL Challenge Grants

Friends of Kansas Libraries distributed $1625 to six Kansas libraries in the form of Challenge Grants during the 2006-07 fiscal year. The libraries and their projects are:

• Friends of the W.A. Rankin Memorial Library in Neodesha, member of the Southeastern Kansas Library System, received $400 to create a warm and inviting environment for their young adult readers. They will be purchasing a rug, furniture, and some new books.

• Friends of the Mulvane Public Library, member of the South Central Kansas Library System, received $500 to purchase paint and supplies to repaint the interior of the library. The Friends volunteers assisted with the painting.

• Friends of Lindsborg Library, Inc., member of the South Central Kansas Library System, received $400 to aid in the expansion of the Lindsborg Library’s children’s area with the purchase of pictures books and furnishings.

• Friends of the Baldwin City Library, member of the Northeast Kansas Library System, received $125 which was used to support the cost of their annual meeting that draws members by providing a speaker with an education program and refreshments.

• Friends of the Library of Erie, member of the Southeastern Kansas Library System, received $100 to assist them with author visits at the Erie Library which they would like to have on a quarterly basis.

• Can-Kan Dreambuilders located in Caney in the Southeastern Kansas Library System, received $100 to help them purchase audio video equipment for their library.

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