This year’s Spring Assembly is all about “Community Pride” — pride in our state, our system, and our local communities. Spring Assembly will take place Thursday, April 21st, at the Holiday Inn in Lawrence. We’ll start the day with a presentation by Kathy Sexton, the City Manager of Derby, Kansas. We’ll be treated to a talk by Newbery Award winning author Clare Vanderpool (she’ll sign books, too). We’ll take care of business (NEKLS System Business) and then we will hear from Tom Averill with “What Kansas Means to Me”.

Here’s the agenda for the 2011 Spring Assembly:
9:00 Registration and continental breakfast
9:30 Welcome and announcements by board president
9:40 Kathy Sexton “Collaboration between local government and local libraries”
10:45 Break
11:00 Newbery award winning author Clare Vanderpool
12:00 Lunch and networking
1:00 System business and election of officers
1:30 Tom Averill “What Kansas Means to me”
2:15 Door prizes, wrap-up and adjourn at 2:30

Register now if you’d like to attend!

*** If you would like to be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Clare Vanderpool’s book, please leave a comment on this blog post (include your name) — telling us what your favorite previous Newbery Award winning title is (and why).