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Historic & Holiday Home Tour

1st ANNUAL SILVER LAKE HISTORIC AND HOLIDAY HOME 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. For a $5 donation you will get a map of the tour route, a ballot for decorated homes and the information regarding the Silver Lake historic tour. Any Silver Lake Township resident is welcome to register to participate in the decorating contest. Deadline to register for the decorating contest is Saturday, November 19.  Registrations for the decorating contest may be picked up at the Silver Lake Library.  Registration form to view or print here.  All proceeds benefit the Silver Lake Public Library Building Fund.

The drawing for Jill Burton’s quilt (Silver Lake Eagle) will take place JB Quiltthe evening of the Tree Lighting Ceremony – Tuesday, December 2.

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.


Freddy’s Give Back Night

Benefit for the Silver Lake Public Library’s
Expansion  Renovation freddysProject

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

NEKLS 2014 Volunteer Award

Jim Minges, Director NEKLS, Jill Burton, Trustee SLL, Cathy Newland, Director SLL

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!

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.