KLA Conference News 2018

The KLA/MPLA Conference 2018: Ad Astra … Together, from the Mountains to the Plains was all about making connections and learning from each other. 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 events…

Proposed Bylaws Change

Proposed Change in FoKL Bylaws, April 7, 2010 The change proposed is Article III, Section 4 of the FoKL bylaws that now states: The terms of office of President, Vice President and Finance Committee Chair will be elected or appointed in the odd-numbered years, and the Treasurer, Secretary, Public Relations Committee Chair and Membership Committee…

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: Individual – Elizabeth Servis, Wichita Beverly Warren, Perry-Lecompton Group – Friends of the Perry-Lecompton Community Library Friends of the Clay…

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 2005 Awards: Individual – Mary Unruh, Emporia Groups – Friends of Wichita Public Library Friends of Lindsborg Community Library Meade…

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 added two church library collections to our computer system so that we can know where to direct patrons to find…

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 active membership by promoting the Friends of the Library to newcomers. When asked to comment, Sharon Moreland, Library Director stated,…

READY, SET, GOING!

Carbondale Library received a start-up grant from FoKL in May of 2004, The grant was used to promote a kick-off event for the Friends of Carbondale Library. Mr. David Leamon, director of Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, spoke at the kick-off on July 11, 2004. Door prizes included book baskets featuring free breadsticks with…