Silver Lake Stories – Episode 1

Janet Martinek tells the story of the Phillips 66 gas station on Highway 24.

Librarian in the Spotlight

Librarian in the Spotlight

Amber Hamilton has been working for the Library since 2011. As a Circulation Librarian, Amber is one of theAmber capt am first to meet and greet visitors to the Library.

Why does Amber like working at the Library? “I like working at the SLPL because I’ve been a part of the library since I was 2 years old. My family has been a part of it even longer. It’s been great being part of something for so long. I have learned and had fun at the library over the years. I love the people I work with and enjoy the patrons that come in. Some of those patrons are my nieces. I am so happy that they are getting to experience the library like I did when I was a kid. Love of a library is a great thing to pass on. No matter where I go the SLPL will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Some of Amber’s favorite books are: The Help, Chronicles of Narnia, Dragons Love Tacos and the Bible. Favorite movies include: Soul Surfer, The Blind Side, You’ve Got Mail and Sleeping Beauty. Amber sings, plays guitar and writes songs. She loves the outdoors and being active. Words that best describe Amber are helpful, thoughtful and caring. And she likes tea and chocolate!

Silver Lake Public Library Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation Board will meet Tuesday, July 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.

New Online Service

New Online Service

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