1st ANNUAL SILVER LAKE HISTORIC AND HOLIDAY HOME TOUR is 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 the evening of the Tree Lighting Ceremony – Tuesday, December 2.
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hoopla is a FREE digital media service available through your NExpress 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.
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.
Monday, 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.
Tuesday, September 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
A drop-in workshop with the NEKLS Tech Team. Want to learn how to 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.
Benefit for the Silver Lake Public Library’s
Expansion Renovation Project
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
Provided by Driving-tests.org & the Northeast Kansas Library System
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!
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.
Monday, August 11, 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker, Jane Goeckler
First Library Director & FoSLL Founder
FoSLL is preparing for fall fundraising projects.
Annual Book Sale September 5 & 6
Fall Soup Supper date to be determined
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.