Articles by FOKL

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History of FoKL Recognition Awards

Duane Johnson Library Leader Award 2008: Pat Gaunce, retired Kansas City Kansas Public Library 2007: Vikki Jo Stewart, State Library of Kansas 2006: Leroy Gattin, Hutchinson 2005: Hans Fischer, Lawrence FOKL Award Winners 2007 Awards:…


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FoKL Recognitions

Duane Johnson Library Leader Award 2006: Leroy Gattin, Hutchinson 2005: Hans Fischer, Lawrence Distinguished Service Award 2006: Annette Smith, Hutchinson 2005: Deanna Hull, Ulysses Rising Star Award 2005: Helen Hullman, Lindsborg Outstanding Individuals & Groups…


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Challenge Grants History

 2007 Challenge Grants: Augusta Friends of the Library Friends of the Graham County Library Friends of the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library, St. John Friends of the Kingman Carnegie Library Friends of the Oskaloosa Public…


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Start-Up Grants History

2005 Start-up Grants: Garden Plain Lincoln Mulvane 2004 Start-up Grants: Linwood Lindsborg Ida Long Goodman, St. John 2003 Start-up Grants: Girard Erie Carbondale 2002 Start-up Grants: Council Grove Topeka High School Andover




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Challenge Grants Awarded 2005

The Friends of Kansas Libraries recently awarded Challenge Grants to Friends groups in Kansas. Atchison Library, Bonner Springs Public Library, Ottawa Library, and Mary Cotton Library in Sabetha were all awarded the grants. Each library…


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Busy First Year

What have the Friends of Lindsborg Library done for the Lindsborg Community Library? They have put up displays, decorated the year round tree, purchased mannequins, donated videos, recycled newspapers, bought books, and purchased DVD’s, and…


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Book Sale Calendar

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…


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Meeting the Challenge

The Friends of the Tonganoxie Library have been enjoying a successful year. The group applied for and received a Challenge Grant from Friends of Kansas Libraries in March, 2005. Their goal was to increase their…