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Join Us at the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Party!

Celebrate all things Doctor Who during our 50th anniversary party Nov. 15! Dress in costume and mingle with folks who love Doctor Who as much as you do. We’ll debut a community video which spoofs Doctor Who at 7pm. Party starts at 6pm. Be there.

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New Bookmobile Locations Begin October 1

Beginning October 1 bookmobiles will add three new stops to their community schedule. Check out this blog post to find the stops near your home, work or school.

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Wriggle on Down to the Adventuremobile During Worm Week!

With their slimy skin and lack of cuteness it’s easy to understand why these wrigglers below our feet get overlooked. In reality, worms are powerhouses that make the world go round!  Worms improve soil conditions for farmers and gardeners and are a major food source for many animals. In fact, after studying all the amazing […]

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Kick Off the Summer with Crawdads!

Crawdads or crayfish? No matter what you call these small crustaceans you can kick off the start to summer fun with a stop to the Adventuremobile this week! Each week during the summer the Adventuremobile will host a new hands-on critter as part of the Critter Club.  Kids can pick up a Critter Club Card […]

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National Bookmobile Day

Wednesday, April 17th is National Bookmobile Day! This day is designated by the American Library Association as a day to celebrate the wonderful service bookmobiles provide communities throughout the nation. In addition, it’s a great day for bookmobile fans to show their support and appreciation for these mobile neighborhood libraries. Bookmobile service in the Topeka area […]

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The Future of Bookmobiles

The times, they are a-changin’ – and so are the bookmobiles! What exciting features will be part of Topeka’s newest libraries on wheels? In mid-December the Board of Trustees of the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library gave the go-ahead for the library to purchase two new bookmobiles to replace those currently owned and operated by […]

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Suspending Bookmobile Holds

If you’re like most library patrons, the next few months probably include some sort of out-of-town travel for the holidays. Eggnog and family and colorful lights are swell, but what if that requested item you’ve been waiting weeks for becomes available while you’re gone? Don’t fret! There is an option available to prevent this potential scenario: you […]

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Got Reserves? Pick Them Up on a Bookmobile!

Bookmobiles are a huge convenience to those savvy patrons wishing to save on time and gas money. After all, it’s quick and easy to stop by your neighborhood Bookmobile location and pick up that hot new book or DVD that’s been on your mind. But, let’s face it – there may be times when an […]

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Titanic’s Sinking 100 Years Ago Remembered at the Library

April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic disaster. Constructed to the highest standards of luxury, Titanic was the ship to sail on when she debuted in 1912. Her opulence captured headlines before her departure from Europe, and her tragic ending still fascinates the public to this day. Everyone knows the basic facts of […]