September is Literacy Month

23,000 adults in Shawnee County lack basic literacy skills. Read Pearl’s uplifting story of finding the literacy help she needed.

Reading Inspired by Local Events: Indiafest and Intertribal Pow Wow

I love to experience different cultural traditions, and over the next couple of weekends I can do that right here in the Topeka area! After I have fun trying different foods, watching some dancing, perusing the crafts for sale, and maybe even getting a henna tattoo there are a variety of books I can read […]

Reading Inspired by Local Events: Gone with the Wind and Railroads

When I go to one of the many great events that happen in Topeka I love to find some books to go along with what I just experienced.  It’s a great way for individuals or families to keep learning and to extend the fun memories of that event.  This weekend it’s all about Civil War […]

Reading Inspired by Local Events: Dinosaurs!

When I go to one of the many great events that happen in Topeka I love to find some books to go along with what I just experienced.  It’s a great way for individuals or families to keep learning and to extend the fun memories of that event.  This weekend it’s all about dinosaurs as […]

Reading Inspired by Local Events: Fiesta Mexicana and Day of the Cowboy

The many fun events going on in Topeka this summer are helping me to fill up my summer reading list. By reading these books I’ll have extra fun at these events and I’ll be on my way to making my summerfest reading goals! Fiesta Mexicana July 14th the Fiesta Mexicana supporting Our Lady of Guadalupe Church […]

Reading Inspired by Local Events: Happy Fourth of July!

Whether you are going to the Spirit of Kansas festival at Lake Shawnee or to one of the many other area celebrations of Independence Day, this holiday is a great time to pick up a book and learn more about the founding of our country

Stormy Weather? We’ve got you covered.

When it’s rainy outside it’s a good time to read inside.  These books and DVD’s all have umbrellas on the covers–all the better for reading on a stormy day.

Holiday Ornaments and Collectibles: Display them, treasure them, preserve them

You may not be a collector–but do you have holiday ornaments and family mementos that you enjoy every year?  Then-guess what-you do have a collection that is worth preserving and displaying well.  Here are some tips: PRESERVING & ORGANIZING  Tips for preserving hand-crafted ornaments: Store in sealable plastic bags and containers NEVER cardboard,  Use confetti/shredded […]