Friends of Axe Library will receive an award from Friends of Kansas Libraries
(FOKL) as the outstanding Friends Group in a Kansas Community of from 5,001 to 10,000 patrons. The award will be given out on Wednesday, April 11, at the Trustee-Friends Library Celebration Luncheon at the 2007 Tri-Conference
in Topeka KS ( held every year by the Kansas Library Association
, Kansas Association of School Librarians
, and the Kansas Association for Educational Communications and Technology
). This is the second award given to the Friends of Axe by FOKL. The first was a 2004 Challenge Grant designed to boost the Friends' membership. The 2007 award is in recognition of our achievements in 2006, which consisted of two grants for the enhancement of the Library film collection
, one from the Price R. and Flora A. Reid Foundation and the other from the Goldberg Family Foundation, the development of two new fundraisers, the annual Children's Book Festival
and the Community Bazaar book sale, the hosting of famed novelist Don Coldsmith
for the 9th annual Gene DeGruson lecture (one of our best attended ever) and the revision of the new edition of our campus history A Closer Look.
On the day of the award ceremony, Ms. Jo Anne Beezley, Government Documents Librarian and member of the Friends since 1988 will go to the Celebration Luncheon (room to be announced) and receive a certificate as well as a check for $100.00.