A Day in the Life of an Outreach Storyteller

The library helps get kids excited about reading. Boomer, our beloved storytime bear, travels with the library’s five Outreach Storytellers to 75 daycare centers and preschools, helping tell stories to more than 3,700 children ages 3–5 each month. Learn more about our effort to spread literacy.

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Bookmobile Schedule Changes

The library is in your neighborhood with two Bookmobiles serving the community six days a week. October 1 we start a new schedule, so you can start using the Bookmobile during its expanded hours to give you more access to the books, movies, audiobooks and other materials you like.

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The Library is in Your Neighborhood This Summer

Who wants to be inside during the summer? Not us! We’re going to be where you are this summer, creating some fun by bringing you the books, the critters, the convenience and the excellent library service you want, where you want it. We take the library on the road to 46 preschools, summer camps and […]

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For Your Next Meeting, Use our Speakers Bureau

For an engaging speaker to wow attendees at your next meeting, look no further than the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Speakers Bureau. Choose from professionals with expertise, including technology, art, music, kids’ stories, local history and how to form and facilitate a book club. “All of them were just so professional and so […]

Library 360 Learning about library outreach

Library 360: Oh, the Places We Go in Shawnee County

Welcome back to another edition of Library 360, your source for the inside scoop about your library. Today we’re talking with Thad Hartman, Community Services Manager, about ways we get out of the building and into your neighborhoods and some exciting research we’re doing on expanding our reach. As a community with just one main […]