What We Do for the Library

Financial Support

Total (2020) $25,000
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.

Our 2020 scholarship recipients were Areli Bermudez-Villarreal and Adrienne Sanders who are working on their Masters of Library Science degrees from Emporia Sate University.  Bermudez-Villarreal was awarded $500 and Sanders $1,500.

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.