Silver Lake Stories

Silver Lake Stories

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A Community-driven Oral History Project

Help develop the project by

*Identifying People, Places, Events
*Learning how to collect the stories
*Learning how to share the stories

Everyone who is interested in preserving Silver Lake’s rich heritage and today’s culture is invited to attend.
Dan Alexander, Technology Coordinator, Northeast Kansas Library System, will be on hand to explain the technical pieces of the project.
This is a 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program



Part-time Employment Opportunity

Part-time Employment Opportunity

Are you a people person? Are you looking for part-time circulationemployment? We are looking for someone who enjoys working with people, has good customer service skills and has basic computer knowledge.

Check out our Employment Opportunity page for more information.

April is Poetry Month

Celebrate with the Kansas Humanities Council through the Poetry poetrypotluckPotluck Program

  • Pick up a Pin-up Postcard @ the Library
  • Write your own poem [or the poetry of another poet with attribution] on the postcard – poems about food, family, special occasions, picnics, comfort food, best meal, etc, etc, etc!!!
  • Give to Librarian to be shared with KHC & Library patrons on our Poetry Potluck display
  •  Follow KHC on Pinterest to see your poem                 –             
  • Join us for the Library’s Poetry Potluck Day on                               Thursday, April 30, 10 am—5 pm

Silver Lake Public Library Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation Board will meet Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:00 pm foundation logoin 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.


Need to Borrow the Internet?

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.