A new display of books is meant for busy parents –Just reach out and snag a bundle of picture books for your family – all chosen with care by an experienced children’s librarian around a central theme and even tied up with a cute ribbon!
A new program available via this website, called Muzzy, will help your child learn a new language. It’s free to access; All you need is a library card. Try it. The library has signed a one-year subscription that gives you and your child 24/7 access to 26 different learning modules that provide kids with an [...]
Wednesday, September 28 7:00-8:00 PM Marvin Auditorium Witches come one, come all and be automatically entered into the costume contest. The Witches, by a favorite children’s author, Roald Dahl, is the basis of a Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy Theatre for Young Audiences production. The cast will preview the show with a teaser at [...]
Newbery-award-winning author and Kansas native Clare Vanderpool visited the library Tuesday, September 20.
When people who love crafts become parents, their priorities and time for hobbies may shift, but crafting with kids is a way to continue to creating together. Find and share ideas of how to continue crafting by including your whole family in the experience.
(For ages 2-4 with an adult)
Saturday, August 20
10:00–11:00 am – Marvin Auditorium
Join “Miss Carole”,Dubbed “the Pied Piper of children’s music”, as she shows how songs, stories, fingerplays, rhythmic movement and instrument play will expand a child’s musical experience in a fun way.
Wichita author Clare Vanderpool won the 2011 John Newbery Medal for children’s literature for her first book, Moon Over Manifest. The Newbery is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author who has made the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Vanderpool will share stories about the joy of writing and [...]
If only making “good choices” for your child’s nutrition was as easy as ordering the selections off the kids menu in a restaurant.
From the New York Times recent article “Too Young for Finance? Think Again” comes practical advice on teaching children the basics of saving and spending. While other groups have offered free financial advice for children in the past, a very influential spokesperson has now added his voice to the refrain. Elmo, the preschool darling of [...]
Life has not gone smoothly for Otto, Lucia, and Max Hardscrabble. Their mother mysteriously disappeared five years ago and the gossipy people in their small town viciously blame the kids and their father.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will host two learning programs for kids and their families: Under the Sea, April 12 and 13, and BLOCKfest™, April 15. Reservations are required for both classes. Children ages 8 months to 8 years will enjoy BLOCKfest™, at 9am, 10:30am and 1pm, April 15, in Marvin Auditorium. During [...]