All Booked Up: Doc and The Yard

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 […]

Our Biggest Storytime Ever! July 28

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 […]

This Summer I Will… Think of the Library

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         […]

Book Reviews by Summer Readers

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. […]

10,000 People Want eBooks in Libraries

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 […]