The Library Foundation has received a $200,000 gift from the Capitol Federal® Foundation to fund a new bookmobile in 2014.
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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.
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 […]
For $5, fill your bags to the brim with book bargains! Make sure to be among the first to the sale because the good bargains go fast.
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.
In February, Topeka Metro will offer copies of “The Great Gatsby” on Topeka Metro fixed route buses. Patrons are invited to take a book, read it, share it with someone else and then return it to the bus so that it may be enjoyed by others.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
CHICAGO - Gina J. Millsap and Barbara K. Stripling are the candidates for the 2013-14 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA). Millsap is the Chief Executive Officer of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kan. She is nationally known for presenting on cutting edge issues, including 21st century librarianship, process improvement, the use […]