Save the Date: Wednesday, October 27

FoKL Luncheon at KLA Conference with Former Miss Kansas, Annika Wooton

We look forward to seeing all of our library friends in Wichita next month! Will you join us? It is going to be a great conference, and FoKL has several programs on Wednesday.

After the tumultuous chapter we have all lived through, it can be daunting to explore new territory and step out from the comforts we have all come to rely on. Nobody knows this better than Annika Wooton, Miss Kansas 2019 + 2020. After competing for the prestigious title for seven years and serving for an additional, unexpected year, she is learning alongside the rest of the world how to expand life into

a new space and establish new boundaries now that the chapter with the sparkly crown has closed. Speaking on resilience, taking chances, and choosing to trust yourself – Annika will take you through her journey full of setbacks, victories, and of course – the unknown. Bonus: Annika will share her amazing speed paint talent .

Pre-Conference Session with FoKL Board Member Pat Brune
Getting to Know You (Again After Covid)

Discussion and exercises to confirm personal learning styles to help groups come back together knowing how best to work together. Three specific tools to introduce learning styles and exercises to demonstrate how best to use this new knowledge.


Breakout Session with FoKL Board Member Judy Burgess, Moderator
Book Sales and Beyond: Panel of Kansas Library Friends Members

Bringing the success of FoKL’s First Fridays with Friends to the conference, join Moderator and Friends of Kansas Libraries Past President Judy Burgess as she leads a panel discussion about “Book Sales and Beyond.” The panelists will provide information on how efforts among friend’s organizations have been challenged, adapted, and advanced throughout the pandemic. They will share their thoughts on online and other adaptive book sales, lessons learned, and plans as they move forward. The audience will have time to ask questions, as Friends help Friends navigate new opportunities.

For more information and to register for the conference visit the KLA Conference Website.