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Let us know what you value about your library – in person and online Forget “shhhhh-ing!” This week your library is making some noise. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library joins libraries across the country for Library Week, April 14–20. “All week we’ll be promoting the value of using your library. Come to one [...]
Why would you want to pick up and read Library News? Here are 5 quick reasons: Read a story on how you can get up to 10 free books at the Friends Book Swap Bazaar in April 27 from 1–3pm when you trade your own books in. (Friends membership required) For the bride-to-be, the library [...]
This edition of Library News has everything you need to know about The Big Read, a community reading initiative held Feb. 1–March 2. This community reading initiative is about much more than reading. We offer you art, music and history. And as always there’s a schedule of computer classes.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is upgrading computers in the county’s community center thanks to a partnership with Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department. Thirty-six new PCs in the county’s community centers will include Internet browsers, Microsoft Office and resume software. The community centers receiving equipment, including a print station, in 2013 are [...]
In this edition of Library News, find the schedule of events, profiles on two of our board members and read about the transformation going on in our Kids Library (see cover story). Correction: The program below was listed in the Library News as Jan 2. It is Jan 9. Sing, Move & Learn [3–5 years [...]
Stay informed through the library’s newsletter, Library News Update. Get the lowdown on good books, movies or music. Read about how the library has helped its community members and receive notices of upcoming library events. And we want to hear from you! Leave a comment on this post on what you’d like to read about in the newsletter.
Learn about changes to our Bookmobile service, discover why the library is a crafter’s paradise and get the schedule of library events for October and November – plus, free computer class listings.
We share good news about a petition that reached its goal of 10,000 signatures all in the spirit of bringing you more ebooks at your library. In early May, the library built a website and hosted an electronic petition urging the big six publishers (Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Hachette) to [...]
Summer is a great time to visit the library. We have activities, storytime or live entertainment almost every day. Participate in our Summer Reading Challenge from May 28 through July. Kids can read for great prizes – and adults can even get in on the fun by modeling the way. Learn about new books and services of the library.
Robert Banks, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Chief Operating Officer, has been elected to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Executive Board to a three-year term beginning July 2012. ALA represents libraries and librarians with a membership of more than 60,000. The ALA executive board provides leadership and vision for the association. Banks will also [...]