Topeka, KS—The Kansas Library Association is proud to announce Kinsley Library as the winner of the 2013 Best Small Library in Kansas Award. The Best Small Library Award was created by regional library consultants, in conjunction with the Kansas Library Association, to recognize creative and excellent library service, program or activity in a service community of less than 5,000.
The award comes with a $400 prize provided by Auto-Graphics, Inc. Auto-Graphics provides resource management solutions to customers across multiple industries, including a range of library markets such as public, academic, school, special and consortia, as well as finance, publishing, aerospace and manufacturing. Auto-Graphics believes strongly in the positive impact a small library can have in the community and views this award as a way to highlight the importance of libraries to their communities.
Previously, in 2012, Kinsley Library received two awards from the Public Library Association (PLA), the Ebsco Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award, and the Polaris Innovation in Technology John Lliff Award. The library director at Kinsley is Joan K. Weaver.
The 2013 Best Small Library in Kansas Award presentation will be made at the State Librarian’s Luncheon at the Kansas Library Conference on Thursday, October 10. The Conference is being held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Expocentre in Topeka.