Youth Services

Contact Person: Tammie Benham


SEKLS cooperates with the State Library of Kansas and the other six regional library systems to provide Summer Library Program materials for public libraries that choose to participating in that program. The Youth Services Consultant is responsible for SEKLSs participation in the program.


SEKLS has several childrens kits available, which are designed to be used for story times or other childrens programs. Several are based on and contain a copy of a well-known childrens book, a leaders guide with suggested activities related to the story, and some props that can be used with some of the activities. These can be requested on interlibrary loan. Also available are several flannel board stories that can be borrowed. A flannel board is available for checkout, but transportation must be arranged.

Puppet kits are available and can be requested on interlibrary loan. Some of the puppet kits come with a childrens book and other props. Puppets can be used with story times or puppet shows to enhance the childrens program. Puppets are available for a three-week check out period. A list of puppets available can be found at the left. A small puppet stage is available for checkout, but transportation must be arranged.


SEKLS makes additons to the statewide performer directory that lists performers and programs for libraries. Schools or groups in your community that need programming ideas can also use the directory. It is arranged by category, has indexes by performer and subject, and is updated periodically to include new performers in the area. This directory can be accessed from the Kansas regional library systems website at