PROGRAM TOPICS

Available from Iola Public Library and the Southeast Kansas Library System

To schedule a program, call the library at 365-3262 and ask to speak to the presenter listed for the topic you are interested in.In addition to the topics listed below, we can accommodate requests for programs on other library-related topics.

CHECKING OUT THE LIBRARY

An overview of the library and its services.You may be surprised at what the library has to offer.

Presenter: Roger Carswell

WHAT’S AN SEKLS? YOU MEAN THE LIBRARY?

While many people are aware that SEKLS (the Southeast Kansas Library System) is headquartered in Iola, very few have much awareness of what SEKLS is. It’s not the same as Iola Public Library. Learn about SEKLS and its many services, including rotating books, consulting, continuing education, technology support, grants to libraries, special needs, cataloging, disc repair, youth services, interlibrary loan, and more.

Presenter: Roger Carswell

TALKING BOOKS AND RELATED SERVICES

Talking Books are available to visually impaired or physically handicapped persons as part of a national program.Related services include Descriptive Video Services, Audio Reader, BiFolkal kits, and Recreation Therapy Aids.

Presenter: Melissa Frantz

YOUTH SERVICES AT THE LIBRARY

Find out what the library has to offer children and teens, including collections, programs and services.

Presenter: Leah Oswald

HISTORY OF THE IOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY

From its beginnings as a library association in 1884 through its establishment as a city public library in 1905, the move into a Carnegie building in 1906, the current building in 1967, and into the age of the Internet, the Iola Public Library has had an interesting history.Photographs and library artifacts will be shown as part of the program.

Presenter: Roger Carswell

Presenters List

Roger Carswell, Director, Iola Public Library and Southeast Kansas Library System

Leah Oswald, Children’s Librarian, Iola Public Library

Melissa Frantz, Special Needs Consultant, Southeast Kansas Library System