Summer 2014 FoKL Point

By , June 26, 2014 3:41 pm

Just released is the Summer Edition of FoKL Point!

Make plans to attend the Kansas Library Association Conference in Wichita.  Friends of Kansas Libraries is hosting a speaker for Trustees/Friends Day October 29 who you will not want to miss. Linda Regan, Development Director of the Child Advocacy Center, Springfield, Missouri is introduced in this Summer Edition of FoKL Point.

Read about National Friends of Libraries Week and learn ways to celebrate and recognize your Friends.

See stories featuring fund raisers and programs from Friends groups around the state.

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

FoKL Point, Spring edition, 2014

By , April 29, 2014 11:08 am

The Spring 2014 edition of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing.   See who won FoKL’s Outstanding Friends Awards and Challenge Grants.  Read more about United for Libraries state-wide access for all Friends and library trustees.

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 the next FoKL grants and awards.  Your FoKL membership makes these grants possible.  Become a FoKL member today!

FoKL Honored by MPLA

By , September 30, 2014 9:59 am

The Friends of Kansas Libraries has been selected by Mountain Plains Library Association as the winner of the Carl Gaumer Library Champion Award for 2014.  This award will be presented at the joint meeting of MPLA and the Arizona Library Association on November 14 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The award is named for a long-time library friend and businessman, Carl Gaumer of Denver, Colorado.  According to the MPLA website, this award recognizes positive support of libraries in the MPLA region as “demonstrated by repeated constant conscientious endeavors towards libraries, library staff, trustees, or professional activities.”  The announcement of this award was received with smiles and cheers among the members of the FoKL Board.  We are truly honored to have been nominated as “Library Champions!”

Annual Membership Meeting to be held in Wichita, October 29, 2014

By , August 29, 2014 4:25 pm

The annual membership meeting of Friends of Kansas Libraries is held during the Annual Kansas Library Association Conference.  The 2014 Conference will be held October 29 through 31, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 West Waterman, Wichita, Kansas.

Attend the Friends of Kansas Libraries annual meeting Wednesday, October 29 at 3:00 p.m. in Room Cypress A

Minutes of Annual Meeting 2013

Grant and Award Forms

By , April 23, 2014 10:00 am

 

Challenge Grant Award Winners for the 3 previous years are not eligible to apply for the grants given in 2013.  See a list of the grant winners for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

 

Use these forms for awards and grants given in 2014.  Remember to Join FoKL to be eligible for these awards and grants!

 

Groups and individuals that have been outstanding in their support of the library need to be thanked.  Recognize all the ways your library benefits by nominating your volunteers for a FoKL award.  Download an application and send it to FoKL before March 15, 2014.

Individual Friend Award 2014
Friends Group Award 2014
Click on the above links to access the file for the guidelines and application.

FoKL Challenge Grant Program Information
Click on the above link to access the file for the Challenge Grant Guidelines and Information.
Challenge Grant Application 2014
Click on the above link to access the file for the Challenge Grant Application.
FoKL Challenge Grant Report Form
Click on the above link to access the file for the Challenge Grant Report Form for grants received in 2014.

Annual Membership Meeting, October 9, 2013

By , April 9, 2014 1:10 pm

The annual membership meeting of Friends of Kansas Libraries is held during the Annual Kansas Library Association Conference.

Minutes of Annual Meeting 2013

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.

By , June 14, 2013 2:31 pm

The Spring 2013 edition of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing.   See who won FoKL’s Outstanding Friends Awards and Challenge Grants.

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 the next FoKL grants and awards.  Your FoKL membership makes these grants possible.  Become a FoKL member today!

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