FKL Annual Meeting - November 14th
The Friends of Kentucky Libraries is inviting each Friends of the Library chapter in our state to attend a special networking session: Saturday, November 14 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. This will be our annual meeting and the day will be filled with networking opportunities. Come share what your Chapter is doing--and chances are you will take home an idea or two! We have a very special luncheon speaker: author Sallie Bingham whose mother was critical in the effort many years ago, both in terms of leadership and funding, to create what was to become the Bookmobile project. We will also be electing officers and recognizing our 2015 Outstanding Friend and Friend Chapter!
As many of you know, we have made great strides in our efforts to advocate for public libraries in recent years and this annual meeting is really key to organizing us for the upcoming session--and to be successful we need our Friends there. We will hear from both our State Librarian and KPLA leadership and we will be talking a lot about advocacy and what to expect in the coming session.
We believe trustees will also be interested in this meeting, especially the morning session on advocacy. If you do not have a Friends chapter in your library but have interest in starting one, this meeting would be a good start.
And the good news is that we promise to complete our meeting by 2:30 pm that day, giving you the opportunity to visit the Ky Book Fair right next door or to tour the Paul Sawyier Public Library and its very successful Friends Bookstore.
Register by November 1st
It's Time to Plan Your Meet & Greet!
Friends of Kentucky Libraries is once again encouraging all public libraries to plan a Meet & Greet. These events can be in any format that encourages interaction between library supporters/users and public officials.
Some libraries prefer Open Houses, informal receptions, or more formal programs. The time and date should be what is best for each library's situation.
This year there will be a push for more funding for much-needed library construction. If your library is considering a construction project, holding a Meet & Greet is a critical step. Bringing legislators and public officials into the library to show them the tremendous need for new or expanded space is one of the most effective steps in gaining support.
Please consider planning a Meet & Greet. If you need information or advice, email Linda Stith. And when your Meet & Greet dates are set, be sure to let Linda know!
Read Linda's article on Meet & Greets in the Newsletter,and visit our Meet & Greet page for planning assistance.
Friends of Kentucky Libraries is a nonprofit organization made up of individuals and local Friends chapters who support and celebrate Kentucky's libraries.