First Friday with Friends

First Friday with Friends is a monthly gathering of Friends Groups, Members, Librarians, and those who love libraries. It is held on the First Friday of the month at 9:00 am central (8:00 am mountain) via Zoom. To receive reminder emails and follow-up materials, please email FoKL Board Member, Amy Brucker, at

Upcoming Topics

  • February 3, 2023: “Secrets of Success: Library Libations and Books, Beer and BBQ” with FoKL Board Member Cheryl Sylvester and Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
  • March 3, 2023: “Secrets of Success: March Madness, Building Your Team” with FoKL’s 2022 Outstanding Individual, Erin Ragan.

Click on the title (highlighted in blue) to view the recorded sessions.

January 6, 2023: “Secrets of Success: Community Relationships and Bond Issues” with FoKL Board Member Amy Brucker

Friday, November 4, 2022: “Secrets of Success: MOU’s” whoops, we forgot to record!
Friday, October 7, 2022: “Secrets of Success: Community Partnerships” with Friends of Baldwin City Library and Wendy Conover
September 2, 2022: “Secrets of Success: Document Retention”
August 5, 2022: “Secrets of Success: ABC’s of Book Sorting and Sales” with Friends of the Salina Public Library
July 1, 2022: “Secrets of Success: Unique Fundraising” with Friends of Morrill Public Library
June 3, 2022: “Secrets of Success: Summer Library Programs” with Friends of the Andover Public Library
May 6, 2022: “Secrets of Success: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner” with Friends of the Wamego Public Library
April 1, 2022: “Secrets of Success: Online Memberships and Payments” with Manhattan Public Library Association
March 4, 2022: “Secrets of Success: Friends of the Winfield Public Library”
February 4, 2022: “Let’s Get Social: Using Media to Communicate with Friends”
January 7, 2022: “Advocating for the Library at all Levels”

December 3, 2021: “Allocating Funds Raised”
November 5, 2021: “Open Mic: Bring Your Questions”
October 1, 2021: “National Friends of Libraries Week”
September 3, 2021: “Let’s Talk Friends, Foundations, and Libraries”
August 6, 2021: “Who’s On Fire? Preventing Burnout”
July 2, 2021: “Going for the Gold: Be a Library Champion”
June 4, 2021: “Making Memberships Meaningful”
May 7, 2021: “Book Sales”
April 2, 2021: Back to Business: Keeping Friends Safe”
March 5, 2021: “Friends: How are you doing?”