Public invited to vision for community and library’s future

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Contact: Kristen Brunkow kbrunkow@heartlandvisoining.com 785-231-6006 Diana Friend dfriend@tscpl.org 785-580-4486 Public invited to vision for community and library’s future (TOPEKA, KS) Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Heartland Visioning invite Shawnee County residents to identify the priorities needed for shaping their community and library. The public is invited to […]

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Family History Research Starts in the Topeka Room

The library has the tools and the staff to assist you in your genealogical research, and one such “tool” that’s very popular is our obituary request service. The Topeka Room has more than 170,000 obituaries indexed from Topeka newspapers from 1906 to present and is available 24/7 online.

No Smoking at the library

No Smoking at the Library Begins Today

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is now a tobacco free campus.  The policy change became effective after action taken by the Board of Trustees during its July 18 meeting. The change takes effect immediately. The library personnel will act in educational mode with the public for some time to inform people of the […]

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Kids Ride the Bus Free this Summer

The Topeka Metro makes connecting to local destinations possible for kids by offering free bus rides this summer. That’s great news for the kids who want to attend our awesome line-up of summer programs but don’t have a ride. Learn more about this summer bus promotion.

Attend the Kansas Book Festival Sept. 15

Kansas Book Festival Sept. 15

The Kansas Book Festival is an annual event that showcases current authors and books and promotes the importance of reading to Kansans. The 2012 festival will be Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka. The event is free and open to the public. Designed for […]

Use the library for all sorts of summer projects

This Summer I Will… Think of the Library

Think “library” when you’re setting goals for summer fun and personal development. With more than 400,000 items to choose from, you’re certain to find something that suits your lifestyle. What are your plans for summer fun? Leave a comment below (especially if you used library books to inspire your fun). This summer, I will         […]

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10,000 People Want eBooks in Libraries

If your business received 10,000 requests for a product you had in stock, would you sell it to them? In just seven weeks, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, through ebooksforlibraries.com, has collected 10,000 signatures requesting publishers provide ebooks to libraries by developing a business model that allows publishers and authors to thrive. The […]

Friends of the Library contribute $100,000 to library

Friends of the Library Contribute $100,000

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Linda Hayse, Friends of the Library president, gave her report to the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s Board of Trustees during their regular monthly meeting. Her report highlights included the activities of the Friends annual meeting, election of new board members, the annual book sale, the Chandler Booktique sales, and […]