Super Friends

This award is presented annually to a person or group that has supported the library. The award honors service through exceptional leadership, financial support, volunteerism, research, or other contributions.


Congratulations to our 2020 recipient: Mark McAnarney

Pictured (left to right): Dee Schwinn (2021 Friends President) and Mark McAnarney

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Award Recipients:

  • 2020 Mark McAnarney

  • 2019  KVOE

  • 2018  Elaine Bentz

  • 2017  Sandy Chapman

  • 2016  Dee Schwinn for continuous energy and volunteerism for Friends initiatives

  • 2015  Jeanne Cranz for unending help with book sales and Friends needs

  • 2014  Deb Burns-Heinitz & Mar Jean Anderson for yard signs, delivering books, incredible volunteering, etc.

  • 2013  Ed Rathke for ongoing help with building/grounds and support

  • 2012  Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity for financial gifts and help moving books for sales

  • 2011  Greg Larson for volunteer work on Internet book sales

  • 2010  Jan Laurent for leadership, financial support, and more

  • 2009  Carmaine Ternes for work to improve teen services

  • 2008  George Osborn & Langley Charitable Trust for financial gifts and support

  • 2007  Ann Coulson & Nancy Hargett for volunteering service and energy to Friends of the Library

  • 2006  Book Sorters for untiring sorting and pricing.  Nine people were presented awards: Gae Barnes, Judy Dodson, Edna Glaser, Barbara Holscher, Sharon Ikerd, Virginia Loper, Nancy McKinzie, Joan Mouse, and Cindy Pastor

  • 2005  Mary Unruh for book sorting supervision

  • 2004  Flint Hills Genealogical Society for financial gifts and volunteer work

  • 2003  Nadine Terry & Earl Williams for Rites of Passage youth program

  • 2002  Betty Tholen for helping start the Friends group in the 1970s

  • 2001  Ellie Hazelrigg for volunteer work for Homebound Program, trustee, role, donations, etc.

  • 2000  Betty Boylan for financial donations

  • 1999  Bob and Lois Hodge for local history and genealogy work and donations

  • 1998  Barbara Gerriets for book sorting and book sale coordination


Recipients receive a plaque, a Life membership in the Friends of the Library, and a book placed in their honor in the library’s collection.