Operation Gratitude

Items will be sent to Operation Gratitude at the end of October.

“Operation Gratitude seeks to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the U.S. Military and First Responder communities and provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. “  Click on the logo to visit Operation Gratitude website.

Do you have knitting or crocheting skills?  Would you like to learn?  Jill Burton will be on hand during some Farmers Markets and can help you!

Not interested in knitting?  Then help us write letters and notes of appreciation.  Supplies will be provided.

This is an ongoing project until early fall. By the end of the summer, we hope to have several items to send to Operation Gratitude that will “tell our heroes ‘WE CARE!’”

Let us know if you would like to participate.  



At the August 7, 2017 Friends of the Silver Lake Library meeting, since no one came forward to fill the offices of President and Secretary, after much discussion members voted to disband the Friends group as of December 31, 2017.   The vote was unanimous.    All money left in the treasury on December 31, 2017 will be donated to the Library Gift Fund to be used for future Summer Reading Programs and/or William Allen White programs.  Memberships will expire as of March 1, 2018.  Memberships due in August 2017 will be extended until March 1, 2018.

FoSLL’s last book sale was held September 8 & 9.  The sale netted $685.45.  The Library appreciates FoSLL’s support with funds and volunteer services for programs throughout the years FoSLL has been in operation.

Thank You Sponsors

Thank you to all the individuals and businesses who sponsored the 2017 Summer Library Program. You helped us



Jill & Mike Burton
Friends of the Silver Lake Library
Silver Lake Bank
Window Design Company
Jenny White
Wehner’s of Silver Lake
Richelle Ray
Brett Hamilton Family
Silver Lake High School
Shawnee County Parks & Rec
Roberson Lumber
Thomas & Pam Wolfley as /Wolfley’s Lawn Service, Inc.
Harold & Deidre Michael
Jerry & Cathy Newland
Silver Lake 66
Jamie & Jason Manhart family
David Hitchcock
Davis family
Sharlee Mason
Gambino’s Pizza
Silver Lake Restaurant
Gerber Family