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 […]

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         […]

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

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 […]

Millsap Candidate to Lead American Library Association

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 […]

Library Board Votes to Preserve Services

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Board of Trustees approved its 2012 budget for publication at its meeting on July 21, and the public hearing will be held on August 11, at 5:30 pm, in Marvin Auditorium 101C. (Proposed 2012 Budget pdf) Trustees focused on preserving collections, programs and services. The total budget for […]