At the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, we take the phrase “lifelong reader” seriously. And when it comes to spreading our love for books and other media, the library starts ‘em young. Babies in the Read with Me program receive a cute, free t-shirt to celebrate their first library card (must be 0-18months). Parents […]
Be part of a shared community reading experience through Washburn’s iRead program this fall. Pick up “Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen” and you will find it’s much more than book on a winning football team. It’s about developing a winning culture in a small-town community.
The Teens’ Top Ten is a teen choice list, where teens from around the country nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. You can vote for your favorites on the list during August and September and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October. We’ll be having a Books […]
Kansas ties run deep in this edition of All Booked Up. Kathy and Diana discuss Doc by Mary Doria Russell and The Yard by Alex Grecian. Doc covers the adventures of Doc Holliday in Dodge City, while also alluding to his more famous exploits in Arizona. The historical fiction novel is true to the spirit […]
Help make library history! SummerFest, our summer reading program, culminates Sat., July 28 as the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library tries to break a record for our Biggest Storytime Ever! Families are invited to drop in anytime between 10:00 and noon – or stay for the entire 2-hour mega storytime. Kids can get a […]
Think “library” when you’re setting goals for summer fun and personal development. With more than 400,000 items to choose from, you’re certain to find something that suits your lifestyle. What are your plans for summer fun? Leave a comment below (especially if you used library books to inspire your fun). This summer, I will […]
Check out what folks in Topeka and Shawnee County are reading this summer – and perhaps discover a book you’ll just have to read. Below you’ll find book reviews from our customers – both kiddos and grownups. With 5 weeks left in Summer Reading, your review could get featured. Keep reading and reviewing via summerfest.tscpl.org. […]
If your business received 10,000 requests for a product you had in stock, would you sell it to them? In just seven weeks, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, through ebooksforlibraries.com, has collected 10,000 signatures requesting publishers provide ebooks to libraries by developing a business model that allows publishers and authors to thrive. The […]
Please check out our library’s petition website - ebooksforlibraries.com. What’s it for? It’s all about getting you guys – our customers – the books you want to read in the formats you want to read them in: We are having trouble getting ebooks from the largest publishing companies. These publishers are adding restrictions and price increases, or […]
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 […]
HUSH: a podcast discussion from your library about books and movies. This episode (34:48) focuses on Books for Guys with guests Dave Coleman and Nate Hohl — have you read any of their recommendations? subscribe on iTunes, plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!