We Recognize Our Partners in Library Support!
The Friends of Kentucky Libraries couldn't do what we do without the
dedication and support of both individual members and Friends chapters
throughout the state, and we would like to recognize the folks you think are deserving of statewide recognition!
The 2016 Outstanding Friend of the Year
is Lynn Kruger
from the Warren County
Friends of the Library in Bowling Green.
Judith Burdine presents the award to Lynn Kruger
“Lynn is one of those
dedicated ‘worker bees’ that every Friends group needs:
capable, prompt, friendly, welcoming, ever present, and eager to work
when needed and a constant, selfless library advocate without pushing
forth a personal agenda.” - Linda Hitchcock, Nominator
The 2016 Outstanding Friends Chapter
is the Friends of the Hardin County Public Library
Accepting the award for the Hardin County Public Library Friends Group
left to right are: Judith Burdine (FKL President), Jim Weise, Deb
Weise, Beckie Henry, George Dille, and Rene Hutcheson.
As Marlane Youngblood, Chair of the Hardin County Public Library Board
of Trustees, stated, “They encourage citizens to get involved in
Frankfort at legislative days where our leaders hear their candid
voices and concerns. They provide a unified voice to advocate for
Kentucky libraries and in particular, they revitalize support for
the Hardin County Public Library.”
The 2016 Outstanding Advocacy Award
goes to Lisa Rice
, Library Director at the Warren County Public Library.
Judith Burdine (FKL President) presents the
award to Lisa Rice
Lisa Rice has been the
Director of the Warren County Public Library since 2008. She is very
active in the Kentucky Library Association where she is currently
serving as ALA Councilor. Last year she served as Chairman of the KPLA
Advocacy Committee and was selected by her peers as the recipient of
the James Nelson Award which is given to an individual who goes above
and beyond in promoting and protecting libraries in regard to
The FKL Board wants to thank all who took the time to nominate these
dedicated individuals, and encourage our Friends to recognize those in
our communities who go above and beyond to advocate for Kentucky's