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!
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!
Listen to the HUSH podcast (33:53) about books and movies. This episode focuses on what Library CEO Gina Millsap is reading on her Kindle. Reading is becoming situational — with ebooks, audiobooks, print books all meeting people’s needs in different ways. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
Go to the outer limits of literature with us this fall during Fall Reading. Read 8 hours – in a book, magazine, even a web page – between now and Nov. 13 and reap the sweet rewards. Details inside.
A review of the audiobook Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton, with Erin Torneo
Powerful, insightful, and shocking. Those are the three words I would choose to describe this story told by two very brave individuals.
SPOILER ALERT: A new study shows that readers seem to prefer books when the introduction gives away the ending. What do you think?
Why should you join the Topeka Public Library’s Goodreads.com group page you ask? For reading inspiration and book discussions of course!
Do you keep track of everything you read? Do you get your reading inspiration from your family, friends, or the library? If you said yes to either of these questions, you might want to try Goodreads.com.