Mrs. Budler enjoyed a tour of the Port Library with the library director, youth services librarian, and several board members. Members of the Central Kansas Library System (CKLS) were along to guide Mrs. Budler around the area. The local newspaper came to take pictures. After the tour everyone ate lunch at a local restaurant, Plum Creek.
Mrs. Budler and CKLS members had other area libraries to tour during the day, and left for Formoso, Burr Oak, and Belleville, KS.
The State Library of Kansas serves the people working in the state house primarily in person, but also provides many electronic services to the citizens of the State of Kansas. Their website is the portal: kslib.info.
The State Library provides free access to many academic research databases, such as ERIO, MasterFile and Newspaper Plus. Through the State Library, citizens can also access subscription based genealogical resources such as Heritage Quest, or complete online auto repair manuals.
Perhaps the most used by citizens are the State Library's offerings of free e-books, audiobooks, and downloadable video. The State provides access to several apps for use on any device.
Citizens may need a State Library Card to access some of the services. The card is free and available at any public library. This card is separate from any local library card.
Jo Budler has been vital in the recent fight for the public library's rights to lend materials in e-book form.
She was also named Library Journal's librarian of 2013. The article can be read by clicking here.
More photos of the State Librarian's visits to area libraries can be found on the State Library's Facebook page.