Awards and Grants Winners for 2017

By , May 25, 2017 9:28 am

The Awards and Grants issue of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing and learn about the winners of FoKL’s Outstanding Friends Awards and Challenge Grants.

Does your library or Friends group belong to FoKL?  Do you?  We have memberships for individuals, Friends groups and organizations including libraries!  Be part of a network that supports volunteers and the good things they accomplish to benefit local libraries.  Join FoKL!

Spring 2017 FoKL Point News

By , April 24, 2017 9:44 am

The Spring issue of FoKL Point has “tips from the top” with ALA messages for Friends.

  • United for Libraries tips on getting and keeping members
  • ALA urges library advocates to contact Congress to keep IMLS funding
  • Interested in serving on the FoKL Board — Visit the FoKL website to learn more

Opportunities to support libraries through your Friends are everywhere . . . .  Be involved!

Join Friends of Kansas Libraries now.

FoKL Point Winter 2017

By , February 7, 2017 8:15 am

The Winter 2017 edition of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing.   FoKL’s Outstanding Friends Awards Nominations and Challenge Grants (program outline) and Applications  are accepted now through April 1.  See the list of groups and individuals honored by FoKL for the past three years. Apply for one of these programs and win support for your library.

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!

FoKL Point Highlights from KLA Conference

By , November 30, 2016 4:50 pm

What a great conference experience for all who were able to attend KLA/KASL Conference in Wichita!  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 and Trustees events are detailed in the November issue of the FoKL Point newsletter. Read and enjoy.

Fall 2016 FoKL Point News

By , September 26, 2016 12:35 pm

Looking for reasons to attend Kansas Library Conference this year?  Read the current issue of FoKL Point and you’ll know why you should register now!

This Fall 2016 edition of the Friends of Kansas Libraries newsletter has the latest news about FoKL and KLTA events.  Use this link to register as a Friends member or Trustee and follow the directions for the special one-day rate. We will look for you at the conference October 19-21 in Wichita!

Friends and Trustees Day at Kansas Library Conference

By , September 15, 2016 2:09 pm

An inspiring speaker, lunch prepared by a chef, door prizes! What more could a conference offer?

Friends of Kansas Libraries and Kansas Library Trustee Association remind everyone to send library board members and Friends to the Kansas Library Conference Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel in Wichita.

The pre-conference (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Wednesday featuring Joan Frye Williams is “The Fully Engaged Trustee.”  Joan is known as a futurist who will challenge her audience with new ideas. Joan will also be the featured speaker for the Friends and Trustees luncheon.  Don’t miss it!

You can now register online for the one-day Friends and Trustees day for $50 on the KLA Conference website, 1 meal included.

http://kslibassoc.org/2016conf /index.php/registration/

Follow the instructions to register a Friend or Trustee.  You can pay by credit card or ask for an invoice if you wish, but do register now. Sharing successful programs at conference is what librarians do — Friends and Trustees can do it, too!

This day is made possible by financial support of the seven Kansas Regional Library Systems.

FoKL Point, Spring, 2016

By , May 6, 2016 4:35 pm

The Spring 2016 issue of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing and learn about the winners of FoKL’s Outstanding Friends Awards and Challenge Grants.

Does your library or Friends group belong to FoKL?  Do you?  We have memberships for individuals, Friends groups and organizations including libraries!  Be part of a network that supports volunteers and the good things they accomplish to benefit local libraries.  Join FoKL!

Double your money with FoKL Membership

By , January 4, 2016 9:07 am

Does your library have an organized Friends group?  Do they belong to Friends of Kansas Libraries?   Joining FoKL will keep your Friends eligible for the annual FoKL Outstanding Individual and Group Awards. (Your can nominate your group or an outstanding individual Friend here.)

Friends funds go twice as far toward support of library programs and purchases with a FoKL Challenge Grant.  Challenge Grants are distributed through competitive grant applications as matching funds only to FoKL members.   Challenge Grant winners in previous years have received FoKL support for a variety of projects.

Annual FoKL membership for Friends groups is $25.  Keep your Friends active in this state-wide organization that rewards good work of volunteers at your library.  Join FoKL as a supporting organization or individual, too.  Great libraries need great Friends.

Fall 2015 FoKL Point

By , November 2, 2015 2:22 pm

The Fall 2015 issue of FoKL Point is ready to read.  This issue has both an online version and a printer-friendly version.

The joint conference between Kansas Library Association and Missouri Library Association was a success.  Read about the events hosted by Friends of Kansas Libraries during the conference.  If you couldn’t attend this year, make plans to be at the 2016 conference in Wichita, October 18-21.

Don’t forget! Now is the time to join FoKL.  We count on your support so we can share generously with Friends groups through our grant and awards programs.  Don’t delay — renew your membership today!

Annual Meeting Vote on Bylaws Changes

By , September 18, 2015 4:56 pm

At the Annual Membership Meeting of Friends of Kansas Libraries, the Bylaws changes proposed by the Executive Board will be voted upon.  Please read these proposed changes in advance of the meeting.  The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Joint Conference of Kansas Library Association and Missouri Library Association at Bartle Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, Room 3501 C/D.

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