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.

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

Grant and Award Forms

By , January 13, 2014 3:24 pm

 

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 2013.

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!

Winter 2013 FoKL Point

By , January 15, 2013 11:28 am

The Winter 2013 edition 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 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!

Public Service Announcement from ALA

By , September 18, 2012 10:51 am

Our Authors, Our Advocates is a public awareness campaign by the American Library Association to increase support for libraries.  Like many authors, Judy Blume is a natural ally and spokesperson for libraries.  Use this PSA on your Friends website.  ALA is encouraging libraries to share it with those who can make a difference.

 

 

Promoting Friends Membership

By , September 14, 2012 3:02 pm

Does your Friends group publish a newsletter, post announcements on Facebook, share news on a webpage?

Check out these approaches to public relations by Friends groups.

  • Friends webpages share news and offer membership
  1. Lawrence ( http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us/get-involved/friends-of-the-library/)
  2. Topeka  (http://tscpl.org/friends/)
  3. Wichita ( http://www.wichita.lib.ks.us/Organizations/Friends/)

    Share your Friends promotions with us — tell us on our Facebook page.  FoKL wants to hear from you.

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.

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