What We Do for the Library

Financial Support

Total (2017) $90,000
Library Programs
Reading Programs – Summer and Community Wide
$25,000
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery $7,000
Volunteer/Employee Recognition
Years of service awards and employee recognition week activities
$16,000
Strategic Planning / Building Projects $17,000
Dolly Parton Imagination Library $25,000

In addition, the Library Friends of Art donated $2,800 for events and improvements in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery.

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.