Category: Grants/Awards

FoKL selects Grant and Award Winners for 2018

By , June 5, 2018 9:59 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?  Are you a member?  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!

FoKL Point Spring 2018

By , March 15, 2018 9:37 pm

The  Spring 2018 issue of FoKL Point is here!  Read about projects other Friends groups are doing including the winners of last year’s Challenge Grants. Be inspired and apply for a 2018 Challenge Grant by April 1st.  Remember to nominate your Friends group or an individual Friend for a Outstanding Individual or Group Award.  See our Awards and Grants page for further information. Deadline to apply is April 1st.

Does your library or Friends group belong to FoKL?  Are you a member?  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!

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!

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, 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.

Grants and Awards 2015 forms

By , April 7, 2015 12:37 pm

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!

Award Requirements

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.

 

Winter 2015 FoKL Point

By , February 16, 2015 4:33 pm

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.

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!”

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!

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