Foundation Stories

Introducing Our 2018 “Library Lets Loose” Honorary Hosts, Valerie & Charley Vogt.

Here’s a little about them:

Valerie and Charley are both dedicated supporters of library services and librarianship. Valerie recently retired from a Kansas City law firm where she was a reference librarian for 17 years.

Librarianship was actually her second career which included positions at the Olathe Public Library and an advertising firm. Charley served on the Johnson County Library Board for eight years (2005-2013) during which time the initial planning for this branch to serve western Shawnee and Lenexa began under the leadership of former County Librarian Mona Carmack.

Charley’s love of libraries is a family affair. His mother and aunt were both librarians, and his brother served on the library board in Concord, MA. And of course, he married a librarian!

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