Get Your Geek On This Wednesday!

Geek/Verb

1. To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for.

2. To express interest in.

3. To possess a large amount of knowledge in.

4. To promote

What do you geek? Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is asking customers that during a “Geek the Library” photo shoot June 29 from 3-5:30pm. Photos will be posted on the library’s Flickr page and could be displayed in the library’s Geek Hall of Fame, a hallway in the library featuring regular folks with diverse interests.

Tell us what you geek. All year long, we are highlighting people’s passions and how the library supports them. Everyone is invited to add to the conversation by posting what they geek on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TopekaLibrary.

“The edginess of the campaign’s tone has resulted in a lot of positive feedback from our customers,” said Diana Friend, Communications and Marketing manager. “Whether it’s fly fishing or Web design, library has resources to make connections with geeks of all kind.”

The goal is to get people interested and talking about what they geek and how the library can help. Your library is one of over 200 libraries participating in this national campaign to raise awareness of the vital role libraries play in communities – to providing a good bedtime story to training tomorrow’s workforce through computer classes.

Go to tscpl.org or www.geekthelibrary.org to learn more ways to get active and show support for our library.

The Geek the Library campaign has been made available to Topeka and Shawnee County Library through the State Library of Kansas. Geek the Library is a project by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative, with funding by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Geekthelibrary.org does not support or oppose any candidate for public office and does not take positions on legislation. ‘Geek the Library,’ ‘Get Your Geek On,’ and ‘What do you Geek’ are trademarks/service marks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a 21st-century, landmark library which features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, the Chandler Booktique, multiple meeting rooms and free computer/Internet access and training.

Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.

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.