Partner Projects

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​​The Foundation Center

The Nazar Foundation Collection at the Advanced Learning Library is an affiliate of the national Foundation Center. The Cooperating Collection contains information on potential funding from foundations, corporations, the public sector and other sources for nonprofit organizations and individuals. The Collection consists of Foundation Center directories, updated annually, and an online database. Collection materials also include guides on grantseeking, proposal writing, other means of fund raising, and texts on nonprofit management, board leadership and volunteerism.

The Collection is available during regular hours.

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The Wichita Public Library partners with Wichita State University’s GoCreate, a makerspace on the university’s campus, to bring high-quality kinetic learning to the Library. GoCreate brings equipment and mentors into the Library for a series of classes on several topics, including CNC signmaking, flooring and embroidery.

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​NEA Big Read: Wichita

NEA Big Read: Wichita is an annual literary tradition in south-central Kansas. The Wichita Public Library partners with area organizations to read and discuss a single book. The selection for 2024 is There There by Tommy Orange.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. It is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and bring the transformative power of literature into the lives of citizens.

​​Senior Wednesdays

Offered in cooperation with eight other cultural institutions in Wichita, Senior Wednesdays are designed for active seniors. See the list of Senior Wednesday partners at

​​Wichita Photo Archives

The Wichita Public Library, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, and the Wichita State University Libraries' Department of Special Collections collaborated to provide a single web-based source where researchers could view and study historic images of Wichita. The result was the Wichita Photo Archives.

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