Holiday Gift Basket Raffle

Holiday Gift Basket Raffle

The Library will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 1.  The baskets will be moved to the Community Center, 404 E Lake St.  Tickets will be available until the time of the drawing after the Tree Lighting.

Donated baskets are ready for display at the Library.   Tickets are on sale.  Choose the basket or baskets you wish to win by counterdropping tickets in the appropriate container.

$1 = 1 ticket     $5 = 6 tickets     $10 = 15 tickets

Tickets will also be available on December 1 during the Silver Lake Tree Lighting at the Community Center.   Basket winners will be announced that same evening.  Need not be present to win but must have name and phone number on the ticket.

Click here to see photos and brief description of each basket.

tableClick here to view a printable list of all baskets.

We appreciate everyone who donated to the project.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

thanksgiving-448Thanksgiving is America’s harvest festival—a time to acknowledge the help of family and friends, and a reminder of what a gift it is to be alive. It’s a day to overindulge in the here and now, even as we reflect on the past. In other words, it’s the perfect holiday for poetry!  From The Poetry Foundation.

The Library will be closed Thursday; open regular hours Friday and Saturday.

We wish you well for the Holiday.

Librarian in the Spotlight

Librarian in the Spotlight

Cathy Newland, Library Director, came to work for the Silver Lake Public Library in December 2010. She lives with husband JerryCathy and doggie pal Lucy. They all love small-town living and the sense of community they share with folks in Silver Lake.

“She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain.” (Louisa May Alcott) This has been said of Cathy too. She does love to read and when asked about her favorite book, she usually says, “The one I am reading right now.”

Reading and books is not the only reason Cathy likes working in the Library. The Library is so much more and she is so pleased to be a part of the fine services offered.

Fall is her favorite time of the year. “And Thanksgiving – I am so thankful for the wonderful group of people I work with. I hope you have enjoyed seeing them in the Spotlight.”

Freddy’s Give Back Night

Freddy’s Give Back Night

Monday, November 16, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. freddys logo

Freddy’s in Topeka, 1050 SW Wanamaker Rd

The Library receives 15% of the sales during those hours. This project benefits the Library’s Expansion & Renovation Project.

Silver Lake Stories – Episode 5

Mike Burton talks about Legion Baseball in Silver Lake.