Annual Meeting

Announcement: Annual Meeting scheduled on October 29, 2022

Mark your calendars! The Friends of Kentucky Libraries will be holding an annual meeting this year for the first time in three years on Oct. 29 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington Green.  That is the same day as the Kentucky Book Festival which will be held next door in the Joseph Beth Booksellers.  We are looking forward to seeing Friends from across Kentucky to exchange information and learn from each other in addition to honoring outstanding chapters and friends.  Later in the summer we will send registration information.  With the higher cost of travel, the Board of the Friends of Kentucky Libraries has voted to offer travel grants for those Friends chapters who will coming to Lexington from a longer distance.  Late in the summer we will send registration information and more on these grants for your consideration.


The 2020 Annual Meeting has been cancelled.


Annual Meeting at Spindletop on November 16, 2019


Annual Meeting at Spindletop on November 17, 2018

Last year the pictures of the annual meeting went AWOL. Since there are pictures from several individuals this year, I decided to chronicle the meeting this year in pictures.
1- Registration table IMG_2883
Susie Lawrence and Eunice Murphy working at the registration table. (Susie on the left and Eunice on the right).
2- General group picture IMG_0337 (2)(1)
The meeting was in the library at Spindletop
3- Lois Schultz IMG_2893
Lois Schultz leading the meeting
4- Terry IMG_2892
Terry Manuel presenting the State of Public Libraries in KY
5- Ron and Dave IMG_2895 (3)
David Schroeder and Ron Geoghegan imparting advocacy results and tips (Daivd on the left and Ron on the right).
6- Music IMG_2907
Music during lunch by Betsy Tipton-Gries and Dr. Susan Willis (Betsy singing with Dr. Willis, pianist).
7- Cake IMG_2913

Surprise cake for Elaine Wilson who was celebrating her birthday
8- Crystal Wilkinson IMG_0340
Chrystal Wilkinson delivering the luncheon address
9 -Martha Nest IMG_0341
Martha Nest sharing financial literacy tips
10 -Wayne and Christie IMG_3255 (2)
Wayne Onkst presenting the Outstanding Small Friends Chapter Award to Scott County with Christie Robinson accepting the award.
11- Wayne and Lexington
Wayne Onkst presenting the Outstanding Large Friends Chapter Award to the Lexington Friends (left to right Lori Meister, Cindy Vough, and Wayne Onkst).
12- Janet Meyer at the Book Fair
Janet Meyer working at the Friends display at the Book Fair