Youth Services


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 children’s kits that are available for check out. These kits are designed to be used for story times or other children’s programs. Several are based on, and contain a copy of, well-known children’s books. A leader’s guide with suggested activities related to the story and props that can be used with suggested activities are also contained in each kit. Kits may be requested on interlibrary loan.

Flannel board stories and puppet kits are also available from SEKLS. A flannel board or a small puppet stage is available for checkout, but transportation for these items must be arranged.

Puppet Kits may be requested via interlibrary loan. Some puppet kits contain a children’s book and others contain props. Puppets are available for a three-week check out period.


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