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Kansas Libraries are Essential

Join Shelley O'Brien from NEKLS for a one hour discussion on the ALA program "Libraries are Essential" and "I Love My Kansas Library" as a way to communicate within your community that libraries are vital to Kansas. Email Shelley to add your name to the registration -- This program is free and open to all library staff in Kansas.

NEKLS 2023 Summer Reading Workshop (Teens)


Get ready for All Together Now: Todos Juntos Ahora.  This workshop is provided free of charge to you and your library. Thursday, February 16, 2023; 1:30 - 3pm on Zoom Our 2023 Teen Workshop for Library Staff will feature the successful teen program of Derby (KS) Public Library. Teens are a special type of library creature! They need their own set of rules. Derby Public Library has a long history of successful summer teen volunteer […]

Kansas Early Literacy Symposium

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library 1515 SW 10th AVE, Topeka, KS

Join us! You’re invited to the Kansas Early Literacy Symposium on Friday, April 14, 2023, from 8:30am to 4pm at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Mark your calendar and save the day--you won’t want to miss this energizing day of professional development. This engaging session will bring together early childhood educators and library and museum professionals who work with families of children aged birth through Kindergarten and their families. Through a combination of professional […]


2023 Spring Directors Institute

NEKLS Office 4317 W 6th Street, Lawrence, KS

Save the date: Friday, April 21, for the Spring Directors Institute. This event is available for free to public library directors in Northeast Kansas. We will be meeting in Lawrence at the NEKLS office. More details to come, we have two great presenters and a lunch from Wheatfields Bakery lined up, and will be saving time for discussion. Questions can be directed to Dan Alexander (

2023 Trustee Training


Save the date for NEKLS annual Trustee Training: Saturday morning on June 3rd. Our presenter will be Robin Newell and she will be discussing library policies. More details to come, questions about this event and annual accreditation requirements for trustee conditioning education can be sent to Dan Alexander (