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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
The Summer 2015 issue of FoKL Point is ready to read. This issue has both an online version and a printer-friendly one.
Have you made your plans to attend this year’s Kansas Library Association conference? It will be held in conjunction with the Missouri Library Association at the Kansas City Convention Center. Be sure to attend September 30 through October 2 to meet your friends, share ideas, and learn what other libraries have found successful. Register by August 18 for the “early bird” rate; regular rates through September 28.
Friends/Trustees events are scheduled for Wednesday, September 30. The day begins with a 11:30 lunch featuring Gayle Harper, 2014 winner of Forward Reviews’ Nonfiction INDIEFAB award for “Roadtrip with a Raindrop.” Gayle will also host a 2:00 pm session that will inspire your creative spirit. Join us for an excellent day at KLA!
Editor’s note: Due to the omission of this exciting event from our recent FoKL newsletter, we’d like to present this “Special Edition” to you. We appreciate every submission from our Friends members and will do our best to include them. Here is the printer friendly version.
The Spring 2015 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.
Read about plans for the Friends and Trustees events at KLA/MLA conference. The featured speaker at the Friends/Trustees luncheon September 30 will be Gayle Harper, Missouri writer and travel photographer. Mark your calendar to attend this joint conference with the Missouri Library Association September 30 through October 2 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Does your library or Friends group belong to FoKL? Our membership year now follows the calendar year. Support Kansas libraries and Join FoKL.
Challenge Grant Award Winners for the 3 previous years are not eligible to apply for the grants given in 2015. See a list of the grant winners for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Use these forms for awards and grants given in 2015. 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 April 15, 2015. This deadline has been extended to April 15 to allow more time for applications! Don’t delay — apply today!
Individual Friend Award 2015
Friends Group Award 2015
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 2015
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.
The Winter 2015 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.
The featured speaker at the Friends/Trustees luncheon at KLA was Linda Regan of the Children’s Advocacy Center in Springfield, Missouri. Response to her address was enthusiastic! Read Linda’s message describing how to recruit and develop the best board for your organization or library.