FoKL selects Grant and Award Winners for 2018

By , June 5, 2018 9:59 am

The Awards and Grants issue of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing and learn about the winners of FoKL’s Outstanding Friends Awards and Challenge Grants.

Does your library or Friends group belong to FoKL?  Are you a member?  We have memberships for individuals, Friends groups and organizations including libraries!  Be part of a network that supports volunteers and the good things they accomplish to benefit local libraries.  Join FoKL!

FoKL Point Spring 2018

By , March 15, 2018 9:37 pm

The  Spring 2018 issue of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing including the winners of last year’s Challenge Grants. Be inspired and apply for a 2018 Challenge Grant by April 1st.  Remember to nominate your Friends group or an individual Friend for a Outstanding Individual or Group Award.  See our Awards and Grants page for further information. Deadline to apply is April 1st.

Does your library or Friends group belong to FoKL?  Are you a member?  We have memberships for individuals, Friends groups and organizations including libraries.  Be part of a network that supports volunteers and the good things they accomplish to benefit local libraries.  Join FoKL!

FoKL Point Highlights from KLA Conference

By , December 8, 2017 9:50 am

What a great conference experience for all who were able to attend KLA/KASL Conference in Wichita!  The sessions, the speakers and informal conversations were brought together by the planners and volunteer members of the associations involved.  FoKL thanks everyone who took part. Highlights of the Friends and Trustees events are detailed in the November issue of the FoKL Point newsletter. Read and enjoy.

Fall 2017 Issue of FoKL Point

By , September 19, 2017 9:53 am

Coming soon — the Kansas Library Association conference!  Read the current issue of FoKL Point and you’ll know why you should register now!

Don’t miss the 4:20 p.m. session on Wednesday at KLA.  The Library Leadership Group’s message of community spirit will inspire you.  This group of teens formed five years ago and is more active than ever, supporting their community and their library. Hamilton County Librarian, Amy Brucker will share what this group has taught her about mentoring a teenage Friends group.  And, you can meet some of these outstanding, energetic, civic-minded teens!

This issue of the Friends of Kansas Libraries newsletter has the latest news about FoKL and KLTA events.  Visit the KLA website to register as a Friends member or Trustee and follow the directions for the special one-day rate. We will look for you at the conference October 25-27 in Wichita!

2017 Kansas Library Association Conference – Registration Open

By , September 14, 2017 2:12 pm

Friends of Kansas Libraries and Kansas Library Trustee Association remind everyone to send your Trustees and Friends to the Kansas Library Association Conference Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, at the Hyatt Hotel in Wichita.

The featured speaker at the FoKL Luncheon will be Kansas author and humorist Ken Robert Baugh.

You can now register online for the one-day Friends and Trustees day for $60 with your meal included. OR register for the full conference for $100 with one meal event at no charge.

Follow the instructions to register a Friend or Trustee.  You can pay by credit card or ask for an invoice, but do register now. Early Bird rates are good through Sunday, September 24.

Sharing successful programs at conference is what librarians do — Friends and Trustees can do it, too!

 

Awards and Grants Winners for 2017

By , May 25, 2017 9:28 am

The Awards and Grants issue of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing and learn about the winners of FoKL’s Outstanding Friends Awards and Challenge Grants.

Does your library or Friends group belong to FoKL?  Do you?  We have memberships for individuals, Friends groups and organizations including libraries!  Be part of a network that supports volunteers and the good things they accomplish to benefit local libraries.  Join FoKL!

Spring 2017 FoKL Point News

By , April 24, 2017 9:44 am

The Spring issue of FoKL Point has “tips from the top” with ALA messages for Friends.

  • United for Libraries tips on getting and keeping members
  • ALA urges library advocates to contact Congress to keep IMLS funding
  • Interested in serving on the FoKL Board — Visit the FoKL website to learn more

Opportunities to support libraries through your Friends are everywhere . . . .  Be involved!

Join Friends of Kansas Libraries now.

FoKL Point Winter 2017

By , February 7, 2017 8:15 am

The Winter 2017 edition of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing.   FoKL’s Outstanding Friends Awards Nominations and Challenge Grants (program outline) and Applications  are accepted now through April 1.  See the list of groups and individuals honored by FoKL for the past three years. Apply for one of these programs and win support for your library.

Join FoKL and your group will be eligible for FoKL grants and awards programs.  Your FoKL membership makes these grants possible.  Become a FoKL member today!

Great Libraries Need Great Friends!

Fall 2016 FoKL Point News

By , September 26, 2016 12:35 pm

Looking for reasons to attend Kansas Library Conference this year?  Read the current issue of FoKL Point and you’ll know why you should register now!

This Fall 2016 edition of the Friends of Kansas Libraries newsletter has the latest news about FoKL and KLTA events.  Use this link to register as a Friends member or Trustee and follow the directions for the special one-day rate. We will look for you at the conference October 19-21 in Wichita!

Friends and Trustees Day at Kansas Library Conference

By , September 15, 2016 2:09 pm

An inspiring speaker, lunch prepared by a chef, door prizes! What more could a conference offer?

Friends of Kansas Libraries and Kansas Library Trustee Association remind everyone to send library board members and Friends to the Kansas Library Conference Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel in Wichita.

The pre-conference (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Wednesday featuring Joan Frye Williams is “The Fully Engaged Trustee.”  Joan is known as a futurist who will challenge her audience with new ideas. Joan will also be the featured speaker for the Friends and Trustees luncheon.  Don’t miss it!

You can now register online for the one-day Friends and Trustees day for $50 on the KLA Conference website, 1 meal included.

http://kslibassoc.org/2016conf /index.php/registration/

Follow the instructions to register a Friend or Trustee.  You can pay by credit card or ask for an invoice if you wish, but do register now. Sharing successful programs at conference is what librarians do — Friends and Trustees can do it, too!

This day is made possible by financial support of the seven Kansas Regional Library Systems.

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