Vikki Jo is Retiring

From Patti Butcher at the State Library of Kansas:

Here is something you’ve never heard about Vikki Jo Stewart. She is retiring. No, not shy or demure.  She is retiring from the State Library! Join the fun as we celebrate Vikki‘s 22 years of service to the Kansas library community. Put on your party shoes and deal with it!

WHEN: Tuesday, July 8th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Live in Person – Wichita Public Library Auditorium
Live virtually – ELMeR sites TBA

Duane Johnson and Jane Hatch will be our co-hosts as we toast and roast Vikki‘s celebrated career. Refreshments will be served in Wichita.

If you’d like to send a card or message to Vikki for the celebration, please send them in care of Patti Butcher, State Library, 300 SW 10th Ave., Room 343-N, Topeka, KS 66612 and we will shower Vikki with them at the party.

Sponsors for this event are: The Public Library Section of KLA, the Friends of Kansas Libraries, the KPlace Round Table, the Wichita Public Library and State Library staff.

Questions? Contact Patti Butcher, 785-296-3875, or Cindi Hickey, 785-291-3963,


Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

Getting Ready for Kansas Reads to Preschoolers about Safety?

Share your ideas at the Kansas Center for the Book Kansas Reads Web Site

Kansas Reads

Public Library Section designed the logo and promotional materials for the adult Kansas Reads program with the help of Johnson County Library.  There are also several PLS members on the planning committee and they would appreciate your help to develop proramming ideas.  The 2008 book chosen is In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.  The importance of having this title available in Large Print was discussed at the PLS Breakfast on April 13 and the group approved donating $500 to the project to purchase large print copies.