Apr/May Library News – What’s Happening

Thank you for reading Library News, delivered to library card households in Shawnee County every other month. April and May are HUGE months for library activity.

We’ll be closed May 1-5 – though our Bookmobile, meeting rooms, art gallery, cafe and Booktique will be open. The main library reopens May 6 with a new way to check out that will reduce, or even eliminate, long lines. We’ll be adopting RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) to check out instead of barcodes. RFID is used worldwide in employee ID badges and in K-Tags on the Kansas Turnpike. Library cards will not be changing, but your PIN will now be required to check out.

The story of 2013 at the library is inside this edition. Check out our annual report. 900,000+ people walked into our library or Bookmobile in 2013 and checked out more than two million books, DVDs, music CDs, magazines and games. Read more about it here or flip to the center spread of April/May Library News.

Hours of free entertainment is at your fingertips when you use Hoopla, a download and streaming video service available at tscpl.org/downloads. Watch movies, like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Neverending Story, and TV shows, like The Archies, Beverly Hillbillies and Stargate SG-1.

Library programs have rolled out at the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation’s community center. Families love the convenience of having a librarian-led storytime or other event in their neighborhood. Find out what these outreach programs can offer your family.

Plus, money is always a hot issue. How you can stay cool, calm and collected when it comes to your finances. Check out the Money neighborhood in the library for one-stop browsing for all things finance and budgeting.

Plus, meet the new director for The Library Foundation, Nancy Lindberg.

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A public relations professional, editor and writer, Lisa shares the library story in her blog posts, in the bimonthly Library News, and media interviews. A self-described social media and news nut, Lisa harnesses that passion to raise awareness and understanding of the library's vital role in this community.