Summer Reading is About to Begin! Are You Signed Up?

Summerfest 2012 means great stories, games, entertainment and a chance to take home a Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire – plus other great prizes. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library wants everyone in the community, young and old, to sign up for summer reading at << Click the link Watch our SummerFest video […]

Come to our Monday Farmers Market

Library's Monday Market Crops Up

Shop for fresh veggies and plants at Monday Market @ your library. Kansas farmers will be set up in the parking lot. Come on in for great ideas for cooking with seasonal produce.


Friends of the Library Need Donations

Got old books and movies cluttering your shelves? Our Friends of the Library group is looking for gently-used books and DVDs. Tap inside to find out how to donate your unwanted stuff.


May 2012 Teen Schedule of Events

From beading to board games, get the lowdown on events for teens at the library in May. And check back for a jam-packed summer schedule in The Edge, our space created by teens for teens.

New & Improved Library Catalog Arrives May 23

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, “Libraries are about discovering, connecting, and […]

Greater Access to eBooks in Libraries; Visit

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has launched 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 […]


All Booked Up: My Name is Mary Sutter

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 […]

Come to El Dia May 4 at the library - a multicultural celebration

Multicultural Immersion Possible at El Dia May 4

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 […]

Read the Teen 'Zine

The Hidden Edge – Spring 2012 edition

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.


Discover Kansas Archaeology @ your library

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 […]