Teen Volunteers Needed for 2013

The library has volunteer opportunities for you, whether it’s a short-lived “gig” to keep you busy before your family goes on summer vacation or more of a commitment that will look great on college scholarship applications. Great teens help make a great library. How can you help?

National Library Week, April 14 through 20

Spread the Word about the Value of Libraries, April 14–20

Let us know what you value about your library – in person and online Forget “shhhhh-ing!” This week your library is making some noise. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library joins libraries across the country for Library Week, April 14–20. “All week we’ll be promoting the value of using your library. Come to one […]

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Friends of the Library Book Swap Bazaar

Get up to 10 free books at the Friends of the Library Book Swap Bazaar April 27. Bring in books and get new-to-you titles to take home and keep. It’s all a benefit of being a Friends member.


SummerFest 2013 Schedule of Events

Summertime is a busy time, but make time to visit your library. A world of fun and learning waits for you. Check out these library events for kids, teens and adults for June and July.

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Dream Rocket Art Project Focuses on My Favorite Story

You may have seen the artwork filling the windows of the Kids Library and David J’s Place in the library. The art was created by Topeka and Shawnee County elementary school children in partnership with Jennifer Marsh, of Washburn and the Dream Rocket Project. The works will be on display through April. Come in and […]

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Drop Everything and Read!

Drop Everything and Read: that’s the message you’ll get from your public library April 12 as we recognize a national initiative started by author Beverly Cleary. D.E.A.R. encourages everyone to read or recommit to making reading a part of your daily life.