Library Lets Loose 2021

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday, September 18, 2021, for an evening of fun & entertainment! The Library Lets Loose is our annual signature fund-raising event. This year’s celebration was a festive, FREE, virtual & family-friendly party with program.

If you weren’t able to attend, you can still make a difference by making a donation today to further the lifelong learning resources at your Library. And be sure to mark Saturday, September 17, 2022 on your calendar to attend next year’s event!

Photo of Rick and Denise Mills smiling while surrounded by books in the Johnson County Library.

Our 2021 LLL Hosts

Many thanks to 2021 Library Lets Loose Honorary Hosts, longtime Library supporters Rick and Denise Mills. Rick is chief operating officer with CBIZ, and Denise is a leadership development consultant – both are voracious readers. Denise has been a passionate Library advocate for years and appeared in 2006 with then-First Lady Laura Bush and then-County Librarian Mona Carmack to accept an award recognizing JCL as one of the nation’s top Library systems. Our amazing hosts donated $25,000 and challenged all of us to join them by making a gift for Library resources!

2021 Virtual Program Snapshots

Hear from Rick and Denise Mills about the importance of the Johnson County Library in our community.

Nagin Cox, spacecraft operations engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tells how she started her journey at the Library!

Sean Casserley, County Librarian, discusses library life in 2020 and his hopes for the future of the Johnson County Library.

Hear Joey’s story and how the Library has been a constant, comforting presence in his family’s life.

The Johnson County Library offers services, outreach, and encouragement to all families.

Library Lets Loose sponsor Stinson LLC invests in the Johnson County Library because it is an investment in their community.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors:

Challenge Level

Rick and Denise Mills

Hugo: $5,000

Bill and Anne Blessing
Carol and Fred Logan
Regnier Family Foundation
Howard Rothwell and Kathy Stepp
Stinson LLP
Vickie and Dale Trott

Caldecott: $3,000

Chris Anderson and Lyn Buckley
Friends of Johnson County Library
JE Dunn Construction
Mark and Nancy Gilman
Royceann Mather and Andy Prosser
McCownGordon Construction, LLC

25th Anniversary: $2,500

West Star Development

Newberry: $1,500

Jon and Sarah Baum
Joan & Bert Berkley Blue Heron Foundation
Clark & Enersen
Creative Planning
Hen House Markets
Johnson County Community College Foundation
PGAV Architects
Shawnee Mission Post
Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.
Stephanie and Greg Stollsteimer
Cindy Wallis-Lage and Kent Lage

Edgar $750

Erwin and Phyllis Abrams
Gary and Lynne Brown
Rich and Morgan Cook
Baker & Taylor
Country Club Bank
Dake Wells Architecture
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C. 
Zack and Susan Hangauer
Kansas Gas Service
Paul and Suzanne Koontz
Brad Korris and Missy Bruhn
Asher and Audrey Langworthy
Rajiv and Shamita Mahajan
Amanda Vega-Mavec and Ethan Mavec
Leigh Anne and Bill Neal
Olathe Public Schools
Marcia Rinehart
Susan and Tuck Spaulding
Julie Steiner
Titan Built
Turner Construction Company
Lisa and Laurence Woodruff

Big Thanks to our Official Production Partner:

Park University

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