Celebrate! ¡Celebramos! El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Come to the fiesta celebrating kids, books, and cultures. Join us at the library Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day).  Día takes place all over the country, emphasizing the importance of reading for all kids from all backgrounds and celebrating diverse books, languages, and cultures.  We […]

Honoring Those Who Supported the New Kids Library

Kids’ eyes light up with surprise when they cruise through our nonfiction area and find Tyrannosaurus Rex legs standing in the stacks. An octopus-wrapped aquarium and a school bus pulling up to a schoolhouse add to their fascination. Truth be told, adults dig the new Kids Library too. Come in and see for yourself the […]

Kids Library Receives $75,000 Boost from Junior League of Topeka

The Junior League of Topeka (JLT) marks its 75th year of community service with a $75,000 gift that will support the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Kids Library. The large gift makes the Junior League the lead donor on the Kids Library project. JLT President Stacie Borjon will present the award to The Library […]

A Tribute to the R.E.A.D. Dogs Program

A delightful bronze bench – featuring a little girl and a dog so cute they beckon kids to sit and enjoy a good book with them – was unveiled at Wednesday, April 18 in the Kids Library. Eight famous (at least around the library) Reading Education Assistance Dogs, including Waverly, the Labrador-mix who was the model […]