Help make library history! SummerFest, our summer reading program, culminates Sat., July 28 as the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library tries to break a record for our Biggest Storytime Ever! Families are invited to drop in anytime between 10:00 and noon – or stay for the entire 2-hour mega storytime. Kids can get a balloon figure toward the end.
Schedule of storytellers:
10:00 am – Shannon Reilly, Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy Artistic Director
10:15 am – Kyler Carpenter, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Musical Storyteller
10:30 am – Gina Millsap, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library CEO
10:45 am – Jamie Slack, 94country Kansas Live! host
11:00 am – Greg T. Bailey, Sr., Topeka Fire Department Fire Chief
11:15 am – Ashley Feaster, Kansas First Weather
11:30 am – Airheads Tooty and Lolly, Balloon artists
11:45 am – Kyler encore! Kids love him!
Kids of all sizes will want to try out the GIANT Dominoes and JUMBO bowling in the Kids Library, plus BIG Checkers and GIGANTIC Connect4! These games will go over HUGE with the kids.
More than 6,600 summer readers are eligible for the grand prize drawing! But you must complete your reading tracker by July 27 at summerfest.tscpl.org.
One winner in each age category will win a Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire. Winners will be announced on or around August 4.
The Adventuremobile continues to travel around Shawnee County through August 3. Hop aboard and meet the critter on board. The schedule at www.tscpl.org.
Summerfest is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, The Library Foundation and many community partners.
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.