Category: Events

Winter 2014 FoKL Point

By , January 13, 2014 9:15 am

The Winter 2014 issue of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing.   Learn about FoKL’s Outstanding Friends Awards and Challenge Grants.  Has it been 3 years since your group was recognized or given a grant?  Apply for one of these programs and win support for your library.

Does your library or Friends group belong to FoKL?  Our membership year now follows the calendar year.  Make a New Year’s resolution to support Kansas libraries and Join FoKL.

Fall 2013 FoKL Point

By , September 19, 2013 8:17 am

The new edition of FoKL Point is here!   Read news of the KLA conference, the Duane Johnson Library Leadership Award winner, and United for Libraries membership for Friends and library trustees.  This Fall edition also includes news from member groups that are working to enhance community library programs and services.

Does your library have an organized Friends group?  Do they belong to Friends of Kansas Libraries?   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!

Summer FoKL Point news

By , July 2, 2013 9:41 am

Are you making plans to attend the Kansas Library Association Conference in Topeka?  Friends of Kansas Libraries is hosting a speaker for Trustees/Friends Day October 9 who you will not want to miss. Read about Regina Sirois, Kansas City area author in this Summer Edition of FoKL Point.  Other news includes highlights from award winning Friends groups and libraries.

Not yet a member of FoKL?  Join Friends of Kansas Libraries and support your library through your FoKL membership.

KLA Conference 2012

By , August 9, 2012 1:48 pm

Our FoKL events at KLA conference in Wichita were a great way meet new Friends of the Library.  Awards, prizes and fun were shared. We hope to see you at the next KLA conference in October of 2013. Are you a member of Friends of Kansas Libraries? Join FoKL and share your support of Kansas libraries.

FoKL Activities at KLA Conference

By , March 29, 2012 3:00 pm

FoKL will hold its Annual Membership Meeting at KLA Conference in Wichita. Come to participate in the election of officers, hear the report of FoKL’s work, and give your comments on how the organization can better serve you and your library. Meeting time is Wednesday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m. in the Willow Room at the Wichita Hyatt.  We hope to see you there!  See the proposed changes in the FoKL Bylaws that will be voted upon at this meeting.

Stop at the FoKL booth in the exhibits area at the conference.  Tell us about your library’s Friends group, enter to win a prize, and JOIN FoKL!  Friends spell FUN — at KLA Conference and at your library!

National Friends of the Library Week

By , October 19, 2011 1:48 pm

A volunteer appreciation was held at Silver Lake Library on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.  The event was held in recognition of National Friends of the Library week which is celebrated annually by Friends of the Library throughout the country.

Thirty-two Friends and volunteers attended the appreciation program at the Silver Lake Library.  Roy Bird, author and Gwen Battis, illustrator of “Lil Ike: Dwight D.Eisenhower’s Abilene Boyhood” were guest speakers.

FoKL Events and Promotions

By , August 11, 2010 2:00 pm

FoKL award winners and conference activities in review.

FoKL Point Newsletter

By , April 14, 2010 11:10 am

The Spring Conference 2010 issue of  FoKL Point is here!

Be sure to see the photos taken at the KLA Conference luncheon and afternoon sessions — and at the FoKL Booth.

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 Winter 2010 issue of FoKL Point.

Read the Fall 2009 issue of FoKL Point.

FoKL Annual Meeting

By , March 25, 2010 2:42 pm

The annual meeting of Friends of Kansas Libraries will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 7, 2010. The meeting will be at Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas, Room 204. All members of Friends of Kansas Libraries attending the Kansas Library Annual Conference are invited to attend this meeting.

Business to be conducted includes amendment of the bylaws (see previous post) and election of Secretary and Treasurer.

Candidate for Treasurer proposed by the Nominating Committee:
Tina Stropes

Candidate for Secretary proposed by the Nominating Committee:
Cathy Newland

Book Sale Calendar

By , December 9, 2005 7:41 am

Does your library Friends group sponsor a book sale? Would it be helpful to know when other libraries schedule their sales?

Friends of Kansas Libraries is offering to advertise book sales for its members. Tell us the details — date, time and location. We will post on the FoKL web page a schedule of sales and promote current ones on our web site.

This service is for our current members. Has your Friends group joined for 2005-2006?

Send book sale information to:
To join FoKL visit and print a form on the membership page.

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