Benefit for the Silver Lake Public Library’s
Expansion Renovation Project
Thank You! It was a success in July! We are doing it again!
Monday September 15
During the hours 5:00 – 8:00 pm
1050 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka
15% of sales during that time period benefit the Library Project
Plan for dinner out – tell your friends & family
Provided by Driving-tests.org & the Northeast Kansas Library System
Jim Minges, Director NEKLS, Jill Burton, Trustee SLL, Cathy Newland, Director SLL
Another of Jill’s volunteer projects – a teepee for the Children’s Library. Tracey & her dad helped with the construction!
Jill Burton was recognized for her volunteer service to the Silver Lake Library on August 14 during the Northeast Kansas Library System Annual Assembly. Jill received a commemorative clock and the Library received $50 in appreciation of her service.
Monday, August 11, 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker, Jane Goeckler
First Library Director & FoSLL Founder
FoSLL is preparing for fall fundraising projects.
Annual Book Sale September 5 & 6
Fall Soup Supper date to be determined
We appreciate the special funding received this summer for Library programs.
Friends of Kansas Libraries (FoKL) – a grant awarded to the Friends of the Silver Lake Library (FoSLL) to sponsor Eric Vaughn, Magician, performer for the Summer Reading Program.
Destination Libraries – a grant from the Northeast Kansas Library System – funded publicity and coordinator for the Farmers Market as well as for staffing extended hours for the Library on Tuesdays through the end of the year.
Gaming in Libraries – a grant from the State Library of Kansas – funded the purchase of an Xbox 360 console and TV to enhance the Library’s Gaming Programs.
Summer Reading Program – a grant from the State Library of Kansas to promote literacy & reading by providing books for SRP prizes from Scholastic.
Mutt-i-grees Collection Development – a grant from the State Library of Kansas to promote literacy & reading by providing books from the Mutt-i-grees recommended books list. The Silver Lake Library uses Mutt-i-grees in the Library curriculum for programming.
Kansas Notable Books 2014 Collection Development - a grant from the State Library of Kansas to promote literacy & reading by providing books from the list of Kansas Notable Books 2014.
The four grants from the State Library of Kansas were funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant.
The Foundation was organized to further educational purposes through improvement and support of library services. Specific purposes and goals are:
1. To seek, receive, invest and distribute funds to support the programs of the Silver Lake Public Library.
2. To perform other activities to support the programs of the Silver Lake Public Library, including but not limited to contracts for service, mortgage agreements or lease-purchase contracts.
The Foundation is seeking additional board members. For more information about the Foundation and applying for board membership, visit the Foundation’s website.
Thank you to everyone to who participated in Freddy’s Give Back – Night in July . It was a success so we are doing it again. Dates this fall are September 15 & November 17. Hours are 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
15 % of sales benefit the Library’s Expansion & Renovation Project.
Art & Crafts Festival on June 7 was a fun event for vendors & visitors.
We are ready! Hope to see you!
Tuesdays on the east side of the Library
Library open Tuesdays until 8:00 pm
Photos and more info here.