Spread the Word about the Value of Libraries, April 14–20

Let us know what you value about your library – in person and online

Forget “shhhhh-ing!” This week your library is making some noise. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library joins libraries across the country for Library Week, April 14–20.

“All week we’ll be promoting the value of using your library. Come to one of our scheduled events and chat with us. We want to hear why you value your library,” said Diana Friend, Communications and Marketing Director.

This Week’s Events at Your Library
Sunday:           The Play’s the Thing Readers Theatre | 3pm | for adults
Monday:         Amazing Animals | 4:30pm | for grades 1-5
Tuesday:         Editing Digital Photos | Call 580-4606 to register for this or other classes
Wednesday:    Timeless Tales with Boomer | 10am | 2-5 years | Call 580-4565 to register
Thursday:       Let’s Make Beer | 7pm | sorry no samples
Friday:             BLOCK Fest™ | 9am, 10:30am and 1pm | 8 months–8 years
Saturday:         Pin It Crafts | 1:30pm | for adults
All week:         Visit the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery for Consumed, a Pop Art experience you soon won’t forget.

April 17 is Bookmobile Day, a day to visit your library on wheels. Bookmobile stops and times available here: http://tscpl.org/bookmobile

The week’s events carry over to Facebook with daily questions for our fans. “Like” us if you haven’t already: www.facebook.com/TopekaLibrary

Looking for a good read? Come in and pick from staff’s favorite titles on display in the library. If you don’t already have one, get your card at the main library, 10th and Washburn, on a Bookmobile or on the Digital Branch, tscpl.org. Thousands of books, movies and games are waiting for you to take them home.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use.

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

  • Wendy Moore

    We in Topeka are so fortunate to have the library we do. It is amazing and offers so many choices of reading materials, videos and “neighbor hoods” for materials on specific health issues and free art making classes among many, many other events.
    I have been to the Brooklyn library in NYC and while the exterior of the building is outstanding what goes on inside doesn’t begin to compare to what we have in Topeka.