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.
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 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.
Does your library have an organized Friends group? Do they belong to Friends of Kansas Libraries? Join FoKL will keep your Friends eligible for the annual FoKL awards and grants program. Friends funds go twice as far toward support of library programs and purchases with a FoKL Challenge Grant. Challenge Grants are distributed through competitive 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.
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.
Here’s advice on re-vitalizing a Friends group from FoKL. Continue reading 'Re-vitalizing a Friends organization'»
The new edition of FoKL Point is here! Read news of the KLA conference, the Duane Johnson Library Leadership Award winners, and National Friends of Libraries Week. This Fall 2014 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!
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.Â We are truly honored to have been nominated as “Library Champions!”