Will you help fill the shelves of a brand new Bookmobile with best-selling books and chart-topping media? Here’s your invitation to support the community by giving to The Library Foundation.
Kids’ eyes light up with surprise when they cruise through our nonfiction area and find Tyrannosaurus Rex legs standing in the stacks. An octopus-wrapped aquarium and a school bus pulling up to a schoolhouse add to their fascination. Truth be told, adults dig the new Kids Library too. Come in and see for yourself the […]
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and The Library Foundation will announce the receipt of a major gift from Capitol Federal® Foundation to fund a new bookmobile in 2014. John B. Dicus, Capitol Federal® Chairman, and Gina Millsap, TSCPL CEO, will reveal the amount of the major gift on Thursday, September 26.
The 12th annual art exhibit for children presented by the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery features seven artists with creepy-crawly artworks inspired by bugs. The exhibition, Unearthed, includes paintings, sculptures, photographs and scientific illustrations to get the Topeka community thinking about the wonderful world of insects and the art they inspire. “From large glass and wire […]
The Library Foundation participated in Topeka Gives, an event sponsored by the Topeka Community Foundation that gave members of the community an opportunity to interact and donate to 75 local non-profit organizations. The day-long event on Wednesday, June 19th was held at The Fairlawn Plaza Mall where event attendees could contribute to one or more […]
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 7am–6pm | inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall, 21st and Fairlawn The Topeka Community Foundation will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a one-day fundraising event and will provide $30,000 in “match money” to be awarded proportionally to participating organizations. The Library Foundation will receive 100 percent of the donations made at the […]
The Library Foundation has announced its officers for 2013. They include Jeanne Slusher, chair, and Becky Holmquist, vice-chair /chair-elect, and Joel Oliver, treasurer. All three have served on the board previously, Slusher as Treasurer. Rich Hayse and Dr. Steve Tempero were elected to their first three-year terms. Rich Hayse is of legal counsel with the […]
The Junior League of Topeka (JLT) marks its 75th year of community service with a $75,000 gift that will support the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Kids Library. The large gift makes the Junior League the lead donor on the Kids Library project. JLT President Stacie Borjon will present the award to The Library […]
A delightful bronze bench – featuring a little girl and a dog so cute they beckon kids to sit and enjoy a good book with them – was unveiled at Wednesday, April 18 in the Kids Library. Eight famous (at least around the library) Reading Education Assistance Dogs, including Waverly, the Labrador-mix who was the model […]
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Committed to lifelong learning, the library offers free opportunities to continue your education with our help or on your own. One customer recently observed, “I learn something new every day because of the library.” Jillian Underwood, library customer, had her first encounter with a computer at the library. She was 7 years old. “I thought […]