Library Lets Loose



Thank you for joining our Honorary Hosts Cindy Wallis-Lage and Kent Lage, on September 12 for our signature fundraising event – as we embraced the virtual experience this year! Library lovers everywhere enjoyed this festive, FREE, family-friendly online event

Here’s a look at some of the fun:

  • Guest enjoyed a tour of the Black & Veatch MakerSpace and maker staff demonstrating the fascinating process of creating a woodblock relief print, using an industrial roller and design by artist Shawn Sanem.

  • Participants could choose from a variety of experiences including a behind-the-scenes introduction to Library staff. (To view video, use password: JOCO)

  • Andrew Olsen, Beverage Director at J. Rieger & Co. shared with guests how to make “Let Loose Juice” the official cocktail and mocktail of the Library Lets Loose!

  • And, a huge THANK YOU to our Celebrity Readers who shared excerpts from some of their favorite books:

Steve Kraske

Candice Millard

Senia and Will Shields

Ben Bliss

Gary Lezak and Jeff Penner

Nate Bukaty

Angela Cervantes

Chief Tony Lopez

 

Special Thanks to Our 2020 Library Lets Loose Sponsors:

$5,000 Hugo Level
Cindy Wallis-Lage and Kent Lage, Honorary Hosts
Carol and Fred Logan
Regnier Family Foundation
Dale and Vickie Trott

$3,000 Caldecott Level
Bill and Anne Blessing
Friends of Johnson County Library
Stinson LLP

$1,500 Newbery Level
Joan & Bert Berkley Blue Heron Foundation
The Clark Enersen Partners
Cosentino’s Food Stores
Creative Planning
Mark and Nancy Gilman
Royceann Mather and Andy Prosser
McCownGordon Construction, LLC
PGAV Architects
Rick and Denise Mills
Sapp Design Architects
Shawnee Mission Post
Stepp & Rothwell Inc.
Turner Construction Company

$750 Edgar Level
Erwin and Phyllis Abrams
Baker & Taylor
Chris Anderson and Lyn Buckley
Jon and Sarah Baum
Gary and Lynne Brown
Rich and Morgan Cook
Country Club Bank
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, PC
Zack and Susan Hangauer
Nancy Hupp
iBossWell
JE Dunn
Johnson County Community College Foundation
Kansas Gas Service
Paul and Suzanne Koontz
Brad Korris and Missy Bruhn
Asher and Audrey Langworthy
Rajiv and Shamita Mahajan
Olathe Public Schools
Park University
Amy and John Ruo
Greg and Stephanie Stollsteimer
Titan Built, LLC
West Star Development

Your Foundation Support
Essential Library services keep going strong during the Covid 19 pandemic.  Library lovers keep coming back for record visits to access the eLibrary and physical materials. Your support in ways small and large keep the Library vibrant for our community above and beyond what public funding provides.

Since 1996 the Foundation has supported Library collection and resources and programs for patrons of all ages including:

  • Online programming for education and entertainment
  • Early literacy initiatives
  • Teen Literary programs
  • Adult writing programs
  • Youth homework assistance
  • Art and community engagement programs
  • Youth-at-risk programs
  • Incarcerated services
  • STEM programming
  • Race Project KC

The IRS recognizes the JCL Foundation as a 501(c)(3) organization. 

Your investment in Johnson County Library generates a 300% return.