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Big Read 2015

Show Time moved to earlier in the day.  truegritmovie

Everyone is invited to watch the movie True Grit  on Saturday , February 28, 11:00 am.   Popcorn & drinks provided!  Good thing to do on a wintery day.  Hopefully, snow-time will be after show-time.


In partnership with the the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, the Silver Lake Public Library is hosting programs that provide the opportunity to read and discuss the book True Grit.

Books are available at the Library.  Pick up a copy, read, share with truegritbookfriends and family or return to the Library for someone else to enjoy.

Kimberly Sain, Public Services Specialist, TSCPL, will be here  Thursday, February 19, 6:30 pm to lead a book discussion.  The High School Girls Book Club will discuss the book on Sunday, February 22, 2:00 pm.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest.

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?

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.