Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library work to gain community support for the library activities through volunteer activities, programs, dinners, and book sales.
2013 Curtis Gilmore Memorial Scholarship Winner Announced
The Friends of the Olathe Public Library have selected the winner of the Curtis Gilmore Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a high school senior who has worked a minimum of 40 hours as a library volunteer. The recipient of the $500 scholarship for 2013 is Christina Fangman, an Indian Creek Branch Library volunteer and a graduate of Olathe Northwest High School. She started volunteering in October 2011and has completed 89.25 hours. She will be attending the University of Kansas in the fall.
The presentation of the award and a reception in Christina’s honor will be held at 5:30 pm, June 24 in the children’s programming room at the Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park, Olathe. Friends, family and library staff are invited to attend.
The scholarship was established last year to honor library volunteer Curtis Marion Gordon Gilmore who passed on February 10, 2007. He was a senior at Olathe North High School, due to graduate that May. He donated 116 hours while a volunteer at the library from 2003 – 2005. He is fondly remembered for his humor, friendliness and commitment to helping others.
The Friends of the Olathe Public Library held the well-attended Novel Tea in April to raise scholarship funds.
Friends Book Sales
The Friends of the Library welcome book sale donations throughout the year. There are drop off receptacles inside both libraries. If you would like to receive a letter confirming your donations for tax purposes, pick up a form at the check-out desk at either library.
Materials we do accept:
Books, DVDs, Books on CD and music CDs
Children and teen books
Textbooks containing technical information - only those published the last three years
Only magazines of historic interest - Time, Look, etc.
Materials we do not accept:
Cassettes or videos
Materials that are musty or damp
Reader's Digest Condensed Books
Support Your Library - Join the Friends!
- $20 Family
- $10 Adult
- $7 Student/Senior Citizen (60+)
2013 Perks for OPL Friends members...
All Friends members will receive $1 off of their total purchases each sale in 2013! You may join anytime at the check-out desks at either library, print off, complete and mail the membership form along with your payment, or join at any of the sales .
Friends Officers 2013-2014
President: Colette McGee
Vice-President: Linda Schnoover
Secretary: Robin Sundahl
Treasurer: Barb Hill
Membership Chairperson: Carlotta Belcher
Members at Large: Diane Hart