"The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding
titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic. The Kansas
Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and
encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among
A committee of academics, librarians, and authors of previous Notable
Books identifies quality titles from among those published the previous year,
and the State Librarian makes the selection for the final List. A medal
awards ceremony honors the books and their authors.
Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library. Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages the promotion of all the titles on that year's list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers" (2016 Kansas State Library).
For more information, visit https://kslib.info/1276/2016-Notable-Books
This display was created by Connie Baquez. Dates: October 2016 to December 2016.
The 2016 National Library Week theme is Libraries Transform. First
sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored
by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country
each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries
and librarians and to promote library use and support.
Find out more at the American Library Association webpage.
This exhibit was displayed in Spring 2016. Dates: April 2016 - June 2016.
This exhibit was created by Laurie Allen.
Women's History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981,
when Congress passed legislation authorizing President Ronald Reagan to
proclaim a week in March as "Women's History Week." Since then,
subsequent resolutions have expanded this to a full month paying tribute
to the generations of women whose commitment to the world have proved
invaluable to society.
Read more about Women's History Month here.
The materials in this display represent a small offering of the books at
Ablah Library by and about women, celebrating their achievements,
honoring their struggles and successes, and recognizing their impact on society and the
This exhibit was displayed in Spring 2016. Dates: March - April 2016.