Outreach Storyteller (half time)

Make a difference in your community. The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is seeking a child advocate dedicated to ensuring that children develop school readiness skills through storytelling including but not limited to book sharing, music, movement, finger plays, puppetry, and digital mediums. Candidate will need knowledge of early childhood development and the ability […]

Summer Reading Tip #6: Cheep! Moo! Roar!

Does your kid love animals?  If so, then you have an easy way to hook your kids on books.  Fiction and non-fiction books about animals abound; we have plenty to offer to your future veterinarian. The Adventuremobile brings a new animal to show-and-tell to your kids every week.  From crawdads to baby chicks to cool […]

Summer Reading Tip #5: Never Too Old for Picture Books!

One major milestone in your child’s growth as a reader is when they are finally ready for chapter books.  Kids are excited to be reading “big kid” books, and it’s exciting for parents to see their kids start to enjoy longer, more complex books. As important as this milestone is, sometimes kids get the idea that […]

Summer Reading Tip #2: Link it to Another Fun Activity

School just ended and Summer Reading has begun.  Have your kids started keeping track of their time spent reading?  Just twelve short hours (which works out to just over 10 minutes per day) will earn your kid or teen a treasure trove of prizes, a free book, and an entry into the grand prize drawing […]

Summer Reading Tip #1: Sign Up!

Have you signed your kids up for summer reading yet? Have YOU signed up for summer reading yet? Well. . . what are you waiting for? Why do we want you to read this summer?  Because reading is awesome, that’s why!  Need another reason?  Read on. You’ve heard it all before- kids who read over […]