What We Do for the Library

Financial Support

Total (2018) $85,000
Summer Learning Initiatives  $28,000
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery (Printed Image Exhibit) $2,000
Volunteer/Employee Recognition $18,000
Strategic Planning Implementation
(Community Impact Goals or Facilities Master Plan)
$12,000
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library $25,000

Educational Scholarships

The Friends offers educational scholarships awarded to library staff working toward their masters degree in library and information science.

The Friends will award scholarships soon.

In-Kind Donations

  • Books – The Friends of the Library offers donated books to use for library programs (e.g. Stop, Drop & Read; Read Between the Lines and Altered Books). The Friends also provide books to library partners (Topeka Metro’s Read While You Ride initiative).
  • Gift certificates to the Chandler Booktique – The Friends also donate gift certificates as prizes for library programs (e.g. Trivia Night, Read Between the Lines, Edible Books), as well as  given as thank you’s for performers.