Parents

Your library is your best resource for raising a reader.

Parenthood can be filled with uncertainties. How do you know you’re raising a happy, healthy and fulfilled human being? The answer isn’t always so clear. One thing is certain: Encouraging your child to read is always the right thing to do at all stages of their development. The library has the tools to help you raise a reader.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Dolly Parton Imagination LibraryRegister your child (0-5) to receive a free book a month from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Visit our Imagination page for details on this great program.

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Summerfest 2017

Topeka and Shawnee County, let’s read 3 million minutes during the Summer Reading Challenge. Sign up and see what else is happening this summer.

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