A popular community hangout for families has a new look. Come into the library and see for yourself the recent improvements to our Kids Library. A book, a movie or one of our children’s programs is a great excuse to visit your library. We are painting the walls – and look for 3D attractions like […]
From the New York Times recent article “Too Young for Finance? Think Again” comes practical advice on teaching children the basics of saving and spending. While other groups have offered free financial advice for children in the past, a very influential spokesperson has now added his voice to the refrain. Elmo, the preschool darling of […]
Turtles and tortoises were the animals on display at the April, Zoo Animals Live program. Dennis, from the Topeka Zoo, points out that turtles live in the water and tortoises live on land. So the Box Turtle that you see in Kansas is actually a tortoise and lives on land. The Indian Star Tortoise is […]
Click here for reading recommendations from your library. Amazing stories await you. Check out one of these books – most appropriate for children ages birth to 10 years.
It’s no surprise that Jacob is at the top of the list of popular American baby names for 2009 (it’s been the #1 name for baby boys ever since it bumped Michael out of the top stop in 1999). For girls, the top names have been changing lately — 2009′s top name was Isabella, 2008′s was Emma, but […]
Dennis Dinwiddie, who is now the Topeka Zoo’s Education Director, brought a variety of animals to share with patrons of the library on Thursday, March 3. The Blue-Tongue Skink is native to Australia and does have a blue tongue. Most animals in nature do not have blue tongues so this skink is able to fool predators […]
Super baby food : a absolutely everything you should know about feeding your baby and toddler from starting solid foods to age three years by Ruth Yaron Why not just buy jars of baby food? The author, Ruth Yaron explains: “The best food for your baby comes out of your kitchen, not from an industrial […]
March 2nd is coming, and we are getting ready to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. I have an easy way to tell you why I love this children’s author: just look at some of my favorite Seuss characters.
From the forest to the beach, the walls in the Youth Services area take kids on a journey and engage them with the library, making memories to last a lifetime. From birth to middle school, the library encourages learning to read to reading to learn. A new mural has added vibrancy to the area stretching […]
Johnny Turnbull and 199 other kids have been orphaned on a long term space flight. With their parents gone, the ship computer, otherwise known as Mother, takes care of them and guides them to their original destination; Orbis. The children dream of what their new home will be like, but when they arrive they discover […]
Mammals were the topic of the December Stone Nature Center program. Smokey was asked to make a special appearance which delighted everyone. How many opportunities do you get to pet a wild coyote? Smokey came to live at the Center because she was badly burned by a fire when she was a pup. By the […]