Show Your Library Pride in a Selfie!

You love selfies! Snap them, lots of them, depicting your “library moments” and share them with the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library during National Library Week, April 13-19.

Lisa Coble-Krings selfie campaignIt’s as easy as 1,2,3

  1. Just snap a selfie at the library, Bookmobile or using the library’s Digital Branch at  home, on your phone or at work.
  2. Send it via email to
  3. Share it on Facebook. Post it to your wall and remember to use the @ sign followed by the words “Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library” so the library and its Facebook friends can see your library pride.

The selfie campaign emphasizes the uniqueness of every library customer and promotes the value they get from using their library – whether they check out video games, are avid readers or love the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery.

Smile all you library users! And remember, it’s cool to be a card-carrying library customer. Bonus points for slipping your library card into your selfie. Selfies will be compiled and shared on and during National Library Week. And of course, check Facebook for you and your friends’ library selfies.

National Library Week is a great time to get your library card. WIBW’s Amanda Lanum will be here on Monday to get her son’s library card and his Read with Me t-shirt. Come in and get your card – free t-shirts for baby’s first card (0-18 months).

Additionally, April 16 is Bookmobile Day, a day to visit your library on wheels. Bookmobile stops and times available here:

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.

Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm. Visit the Digital Branch 24/7 at                                    

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.

  • Rita Almond

    Thank you for a good idea, but I have been trying to load pictures from both my digital Kodak camera or my cell phone for over a year now through the library work stations, and they will not let me do so, they display DIGITAL DEVICE DETECTED and then sometimes they just crash, or at best they only enable my devices battery charger through the USB plug when I want to transfer data, and not charge my battery. I have also tried contacting my Facebook account with my phone and even after I gave the Facebook account my phone number here at the library and permission to be mobile, STILL THE PICTURES SAY THEY ARE SENT BUT THEY ARE NEVER RECEIVED. My Facebook account will not even let me start a new picture album on the account here at the library. Does the library do everything it can to thwart the transfer of pictures ? For everyone, or am I just being treated differently again? It used to take 5 minutes to a half hour to just get logged onto the library site for me, and I reported suspicions of the library police monitor picking on me, and after that I can log on ok. Is this because of pornography concerns because I have been getting hacked and harassed on FAcebook by a horrid woman formerly known as Marci Dawn Perez, who got arrested for porn and eavesdropping on Sept. 23, 2013 by Shawnee County deputies. She ended up separated from her husband and now goes by Marci Dawn Woodyard, but her real name is Woodward. She used to be a coworker of my husband , and they seemed far too interested in each other, but I think my husband dumped her. She is an Iraq war veteran with many friends who think harassing people is great fun. I think that some of the police monitors find her compelling because she is 42 years old but still gorgeous with a Barbie doll figure, and she still promotes lots of porn of herself on the net, and I think many police like women like that more than dull, ugly female citizens.
    So will the police monitor here at the library ever let me load a picture so “dull” as myself enjoying books of fine literature or science ?

    • Michael Perkins

      Rita I apologize that you are having a bad experience using the
      public computers. It is our intent to provide computers that are well taken
      care of and provide the services that our patrons expect. We do not block the transfer of pictures or any other Facebook related task. The next time you are having problems with images not uploading please seek out assistance from one of our desk staff. If you need in-depth help you can always set up an appointment with staff to assist with technology issues. I’m sure with some troubleshooting we can figure out what is going on with your images and Facebook.