We’re starting a boys’ club to get more of our young gents excited about reading. Our Guys Read field office charters this Saturday!
Parents with kids birth-18 months can score big in our newest offering, the Bee a Reader summer reading program. Find out what rewards await these pre-readers.
For one week, turn OFF your TV and TUNE IN to your family, friends and community. The library is offering events for all ages, including storytimes for children, special afterschool programs from 4-H and the Topeka Zoo, weekend specials like a multicultural book celebration, an outdoor challenge for kids, an art exhibit, board games for adults, drawing class for adults, and FREE comic book day. And of course, we’ve got many, many books for reading!
Join Nate as he observes the relationship between his daughter and his two dogs, and how it has evolved over the past year and a half.
We’re encouraging children to decorate or write on a Dream Cloud to form a massive cloud in the Kids Library. Local kids’ dreams will be on display in June and July. Dream Cloud template available inside this post. Completed dream clouds are due back to the library June 1.
Kids can write or draw their dream – or dreams – inside the cloud shape
This children’s picture book will appeal to those adults with a yarn stash full of possibilities. For kids, in addition to the beautiful story of creating, sharing and brightening the town through colorful knitting, there is a bad guy who wants to steal the yarn box!
It was Friday, the last day of Spring Break. Parents and grandparents were looking for something for the kids to do. The Library just happened to have a program for kindergarteners through second graders at 3 pm, Cooking With Dr. Seuss. Since March is Dr. Seuss’s birth month, using the cookbook, Green Eggs and Ham [...]
Join Nate as he discovers that being away from his daughter for a week is a lot harder than he thought it would be.
Wednesday is World Read Aloud Day. The Day’s purpose is to emphasis the importance of reading. Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate. The library has a list of great books to read aloud to your child. Find out why reading aloud is important.
A new book from folk singers Nerissa Nields and Katryna Nields offers all families (even the ones who don’t consider themselves “musical”) ideas and instruction. Plus, watch a video of Lissa and her sister singing a Nields song together on a car ride with a 2 year old. Because that’s what making music as a family is all about!
Judy Blume’s, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, from the Fudge series, is the book upon which our next Read the Book, See the Show event is based. The Fudge series is a favorite with young readers. But even if you’re family isn’t familiar with it, bring the kids in to our event Feb 1 [...]