Parents with kids birth-18 months can score big in our newest offering, the Bee a Reader summer reading program. Find out what rewards await these pre-readers.
We’ve done the work for your book group. All the stuff you need to conduct a book group is in our Book Group in a Bag kit. Check out all the kits at bgib.tscpl.org.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is upgrading to a new online catalog that will be available May 23 to make finding library materials easier, faster, and more intuitive for today’s library user. Information on the new catalog upgrade will be updated on the library’s digital branch, tscpl.org. “Libraries are about discovering, connecting, and […]
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has launched www.ebooksforlibraries.com in a grassroots effort to encourage readers to contact publishers directly about the limits or restricted access they are imposing on supplying ebooks to libraries. With a goal of reaching 10,000 signatures, more than 5,000 signed the petition in 10 days. While sales of ereaders […]
For this installment of All Booked Up, Kathy suggests a feminist-themed work of historical fiction to Diana. Watch this video to find out what awaits you in the pages of My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira. Plus, learn why this is one recommendation Diana might not be taking Kathy up on. Oliveira uses […]
Families can immerse themselves in the traditions of the Hispanic and Latino cultures at El Día de los Ninos/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) Friday, May 4 – perfect timing for those planning family friendly activities in honor of Cinco de Mayo. El Día offers visitors free snacks, free books and exposure to […]
Getting a taste of being a grown-up is just part of being a teen. The library gives real-world experience to artistic and creative teens through this new publication. More than a dozen area teens have contributed to The Hidden Edge, a literary magazine just for teens. And submissions are being sought for the next edition. Learn more inside this post.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosts Discover Kansas Archaeology from 2pm to 3:30pm Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Marvin Auditorium 101BC. Take a walk through prehistoric displays, examine an archaeologist’s toolkit and find out what an archaeologist does after discovering an artifact. Marvin Auditorium will take on a fair feel with tables for sponsor […]
We’re encouraging children to decorate or write on a Dream Cloud to form a massive cloud in the Kids Library. Local kids’ dreams will be on display in June and July. Dream Cloud template available inside this post. Completed dream clouds are due back to the library June 1.
Kids can write or draw their dream – or dreams – inside the cloud shape
A delightful bronze bench – featuring a little girl and a dog so cute they beckon kids to sit and enjoy a good book with them – was unveiled at Wednesday, April 18 in the Kids Library. Eight famous (at least around the library) Reading Education Assistance Dogs, including Waverly, the Labrador-mix who was the model […]
Come to the Library between 2 and 5 April 21 for electronics recycling, demos, free plants, live music, crafts and games. Our Green Fair is family friendly.
Visitors to the library Thursday will see an unusually large number of people with their noses in a book. Our librarians will be reading at the desks in recognition of National Drop Everything and Read Day. Please feel free to ask for assistance from them, even if they look like they can’t be interrupted, This […]