Archive for Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Katharine Kelley gains 1999 ‘Best Friend’ Award

March 15, 2000

The Friends of the Baldwin City Public Library Board has selected Katharine Kelley as the recipient of the first "Best Friend" award. She will be honored with a reception at the annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 28. She will also be nominated for a state award given by Friends of Kansas Libraries (FOKL).

Kelley celebrated her 90th year in 1999 and her commitment and enthusiasm for the library remain unchecked. She volunteers six days a week at the library and her efforts there run the gamut from emptying wastebaskets to developing and maintaining an exemplary local history section. Another of her interests is bird watching and she donated a morning last year to the library's Summer Reading Program to share that passion with about 50 area children. For these and many other reasons, the board felt that Kelley was a perfect choice the first award.

Many people have special stories and memories of her. Please take a few moments to write these down and drop them by the library. They will be compiled into a memory book that will be presented to her. Please plan to attend the annual meeting and join in thanking her for her time and commitment.

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