Need to Borrow the Internet?

Starting Monday, December 15, 2014, the Library will begin lending MiFi deviceportable WiFi Hotspot devices to Silver Lake Library patrons.

  • Patrons must be 18 years of age or older and have an active account
  • Check out period is 7 days
  • A short patron survey is required upon return of the device

WiFi Hotspot lending – MiFi – is part of a pilot project initiated by the State Library of Kansas, in partnership with New York Public Library and the Knight Foundation.

Where might you use portable WiFi?  On a car trip?  In a business meeting where there is no Internet access?  At home if you have several devices and not much if any Internet service?  All of the above and more.

Quilt Winner

Kathy Stunk was the winner of the Silver Lake Eagle quilt.     dec 2 winner             The quilt was designed, created and donated to benefit the Library Building Fund by Jill Burton.  Thank you Jill, congratulations Kathy.  Also, Thank You to everyone who purchased “opportunities.”  We appreciate your support.

Silver Lakle Historic Tour

SILVER LAKE HISTORIC TOUR foundation logois being sponsored by the newly established Silver Lake Public Library Foundation. The tour will take place on the evening of the Silver Lake Tree Lighting Ceremony Tuesday,  December 2 , 6:30 pm. For a $5 donation you will get a map of the tour route and the information regarding the Silver Lake historic tour.   All proceeds benefit the Silver Lake Public Library Building Fund.  NOTE:  this is a driving tour only.

The drawing for Jill Burton’s quilt (Silver Lake Eagle) will take place JB Quiltthe evening of the Tree Lighting Ceremony – Tuesday, December 2.  The quilt is currently on display at the Silver Lake Bank.  Opportunities to win may be purchased at the Bank or the Library.

Freddy’s Give Back Night

Monday, November 17, 5:00 – 8:00 pmfreddys

15% of sales during that time benefit the Library’s Expansion & Renovation Project

Plan for dinner out!   Tell your family & friends!

Think – Gift Cards = Stocking Stuffers!

Thank you for your previous support.  $500 for the Building Fund from the July & September events.

hoopla is here!

So what’s all the Hoopla Logo blue 300dpi??

hoopla is a FREE digital media service available through your hooplaNExpress library card.

Your account must be in good standing (not blocked, expired, or restricted).  Also you will need access to the Internet, a compatible device and will need to create a password.

Pick up an information sheet in the Library or view/print from here.

We are happy to help you access this new service.  Bring in your device for assistance.


Silver Lake Public Library Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation Board will meet Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 pm in the Library.

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.


Genealogy Part II

familytreeMonday, October 13, 6:30-8:00 pm

LaRita Neely will provide information about expert helps for discovering your family’s history.  Explore census data, military records and more.

There is nothing like seeing your grandparent or great grandparents on a census and maybe with their children.

Digital Resources – for Everyone

Tuesday, September 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

A drop-in workshop with the NEKLS Tech Team.   Want to learn how devicesto use Kansas Digital Books and other online resources? Watch a demo of Hoopla, a new digital service providing movies, music & audio books you can access with your NExpress library card. Bring your device for reading or listening—Nook, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android. Or just get acquainted with the options so you can make a choice.


203 Railroad St., Silver Lake, KS 66539 Phone 785-582-5141