Who We Are

The Friends is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization consisting of 1,200 members, an active volunteer base, an enthusiastic board, and an incredible half-time Operations Manager. It is our mission to provide support, service, and advocacy for the library. 

Contact Us

Advanced Learning Library

711 West 2nd St. N.

Wichita KS, 67203

(316) 261-8500

Board of Directors

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Amanda Shankle

President

Member

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Sean Jones

Wichita Public Library Communication Specialist

Ex-Officio Member

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Maizie Mobley

Member

Finance Committee

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Melissa Baum

Operations Manager

Member; Book Sales, Marketing & Advocacy, Membership Committee

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Tisha Johnson

Member

Book Sales & Governance Committee

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Brian Blackerby

Treasure

Member; Finance & Governance Committee

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Kensley Pottebaum

Member

Chair; Marketing & Advocacy Committee

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Kelly Frederick

Member

Member; Marketing and Advocacy Committee

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