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Silver Lake Public Library Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation Board will meet Tuesday, January 20, 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.

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.

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

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.

Granted

We appreciate the special funding received this summer for Library programs.

Friends of Kansas Libraries (FoKL) –  a grant awarded to the Friends of the Silver Lake Library (FoSLL) to sponsor Eric Vaughn, Magician, performer for the Summer Reading Program.

Destination Libraries – a grant from the Northeast Kansas Library System – funded publicity and coordinator for the Farmers Market as well as for staffing extended hours for the Library on Tuesdays through the end of the year.

Gaming in Libraries – a grant from the State Library of Kansas – funded the purchase of an Xbox 360 console and TV to enhance the Library’s Gaming Programs.

Summer Reading Program – a grant from the State Library of Kansas to promote literacy & reading by providing books for SRP prizes from Scholastic.

Mutt-i-grees Collection Development –  a grant from the State Library of Kansas to promote literacy & reading by providing books from the Mutt-i-grees recommended books list.  The Silver Lake Library  uses Mutt-i-grees in the Library curriculum for programming.

Kansas Notable Books 2014 Collection Development - a grant from the State Library of Kansas to promote literacy & reading by providing books from the list of Kansas Notable Books 2014.

The four grants from the State Library of Kansas were funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant.