Friends of Kentucky Libraries supports libraries by:

  • Mentoring newly formed or revitalized local chapters
  • Facilitating annual Meet & Greets with local officials and state legislators in local libraries statewide
  • Supporting Kentucky Public Library Association’s Library Legislative Day in Frankfort each year
  • Encouraging networking among local Friends chapters
  • Supporting the Sister Library Program
  • Hosting a website that provides information and guidance for Friends on a variety of topics
  • Providing grants to local chapters for filing for 501(c)(3) applications with the IRS
  • Recognizing outstanding contributions by local chapters and individual Friends
  • Participating annually in the KY delegation to National Library Legislation Day in Washington, DC

Awards – 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. Visit our Awards page to help us celebrate recent honorees and to nominate the folks you think are deserving of statewide recognition!

Grants for Library Projects – FKL has established two grant programs for Friends chapter members. Visit our Grants page for details and qualifications on these programs:

  • $400 Grant to partially reimburse federal nonprofit application filing fees
  • $200 Grant to assist with travel costs for participants in the Sister Libraries Project

Newsletters – Members receive our quarterly Friends CONNECT newsletter via email. All newsletters are available in the Newsletter Archives as PDF files. Members are invited to send editorial contributions, articles, and news releases to Eunice Murphy editor.

HoKYL– Inspired by the popular Humans of New York series, Friend of the Library Rebecca Brackmann has created a series called “Humans of Kentucky Libraries.”  HoKYL features patrons and public servants from libraries around the state.  In these counties, library services are absolutely essential.  Those places and those people are doing work on the ground level in struggling communities, giving people hope and resources to improve themselves, and their counties.  Many thanks to Rebecca for taking the time to work on this project! Visit our Blog to see the latest in the series, or our dedicate HoKYL page to view them all!