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Re-Imagining Our Library

To meet Salina’s needs into the future the library is re-imagining its Youth Services space to create a destination for youth and families to read, play, create, learn and grow.

The Re-Imagining Our Library initiative is a capital project to enhance SPL’s youth services department through a comprehensive remodel. The project will establish a dedicated room for educational and entertaining youth programs, introduce a new meeting room for community collaboration, and create designated spaces for each age level, including a new dedicated teen area. Additionally, the initiative will include cutting-edge technology, incorporate practical amenities such as a family restroom and private nursing room, optimize service desk placement for efficiency, and increase comfortable seating to elevate the library experience for all.

A Look Into the Future

Youth Programming Room

A child-centered space, offering expanded opportunities for staff-led activities.

Littles Space

Targeted for preschool children and their caregivers, this space will include hands-on play and seating for reading together.

School-Age Space

In addition to books for early readers to middle grades, this space will provide comfortable reading spots.

Teen Space

A defined, but still visible, teen space will create a place to hangout, create and study.

Floor Plan

Re-Imagining Our Library will transform the layout of the lower floor of the library.

We need you. Your support is essential in re-imagining our library.

“There are so many great opportunities for kids at the library. As a parent, I am grateful for so many engaging and educational (but still fun!) classes and programs that are available to such a wide range of ages.”

-Sara R., Patron

Steering Committee Members

Allyson Walker
Head of Fundraising
Melanie Hedgespeth
Amy Adams
Assistant Director
Katie Zey
Head of Marketing
Amanda Little
Head of Youth Services

Crystal Stuart
Signature Personal Insurance
Heidi Feyerherm-Smith
Love, Chloe Foundation
Judy Nold
Retired Educator
Gretta Kontas
Friends of the Library
Krista Linenberger
Salina Public Schools
Michael Freeland
Mr. Freeland Design

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Project Supporters

Benefactor $150,000+

Advocate $70,000-$149,999

Naming opportunities available!

Supporter $15,000-$69,999

Dane G. Hansen Foundation
Friends of the Salina Public Library

Ally $1,000-$14,999

Bennington State Bank
Great Plains Manufacturing Inc.
Alan & Kathy Hale
Ryan & Lisa Mahler
Modern Woodmen – Sally Brungardt
Lynne & Steve Ryan
Salina Downtown Lions Club
Salina Regional Health Foundation
Dr. Steven Tenny
Verla Nesbitt Joscelyn Foundation
Dr. Gary & Mary Anne Weiner
Mac Steele
The Zimmerman Family Foundation
Joyce Pigge

Contributor $100-$999

Gerry Cox
Great Plains Federal Credit Union
John & Shannon Kingsley
Mary V. Lemon
Dr. Natalie Morgan
Nex-Tech Wireless
Salina Family Vision Care
Crystal & Ryan Stuart
Robert & Kathleen Vidricksen
Allyson Walker & Seth Mangus

Partner Up to $99

Michelle Griffin
Nancy Hampton
Mike & Mary Schrage
Rosie Walter
Charles Newman Jr.

Donations made to Salina Public Library are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Consult your tax, legal or accounting advisors regarding donations.