Reading is the basis for everything. Whether it’s success in school or in day-to-day stuff like grocery shopping or ordering at a restaurant. School isn’t that far off for ShaMecha Simms’ 4-year-old boy, Tatum. They frequently use the library to work on his reading skills, and she credits the library with many of Tatum’s reading [...]
Join Nate as he discovers that his daughter means it when she lets him know she doesn’t like peas.
Here are some great reads for kids and teens compiled by the Youth Services staff here at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
A new program available via this website, called Muzzy, will help your child learn a new language. It’s free to access; All you need is a library card. Try it. The library has signed a one-year subscription that gives you and your child 24/7 access to 26 different learning modules that provide kids with an [...]
Yes, the library is closed on Thanskgiving Day, but you can still make reading together or watching movies together a special part of your holiday celebrations. Find eight engaging ideas to make your holiday special!
Join Nate as he discovers that in a room full of toys and other things intended for a little one, a baby will always find the things you don’t want them playing with and become endlessly fixated upon them.
Begin the holiday season with an old-fashioned prairie evening Dec. 1 at 7pm in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Marvin Auditorium. Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder from Laura McLemore, a Wichita educator and re-enactor, who will be assisted by volunteers from Old Prairie Town in Ward-Meade Park. Hear about Laura’s travels, the toys [...]
Starting December 1, enjoy the sounds of school choirs, instrumental groups and local talent filling the library’s rotunda. Stop by during your lunch hour for a musical treat as the holiday season approaches. Go to www.tscpl.org for the most up-to-date complete schedule.
It’s not too late to sign your preschooler up for I Love Letters, an interactive storytime held in conjunction with Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week. The library’s events are Nov. 15 and 16. Sign up by calling 785-580-4565.
Join Nate as he shares the joys of bath night, and finds that there are few things in the world cuter than baby buns.
BOO! Late October is plenty scary, but without reflective tape, flashlights, flame-resistance, and adult supervision, some Halloween traditions are downright dangerous! Review safety tips, plus find out all of the local trick-or-treat events in Topeka with the Halloween Round Up from XYZ Topeka