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.
Summer is coming, and we’re excited to tell you about the great line-up of programs and classes awaiting you and your family at the library in June and July. And don’t forget to sign up for summer reading at summerfest.tscpl.org.
More than 7,000 readers in our community spent part of their summer enjoying good books. And for doing so, some of them reaped really cool rewards, including free chocolate, free ice cream, gift certificates to businesses around town and Nook e-readers. Our reading incentives were a hit! Special thanks to the Friends of the Library [...]
Wow, it’s official! 5,565 children, 718 teens and 1,326 adults signed up for summer reading, which is the largest enrollment since the library started keeping stats. The library sends a big thank you to those who read thousands of hours during summer break. Keep reading because prizes can still be had! Hours can be tracked [...]
Sign up for our Summerfest reading program and contribute your own book reviews (plus we got some really cool prizes, including a Nook e-reader). Go to summerfest.tscpl.org to sign up and write a review. As of June 29, the community has read more than 20,000 hours as part of our Summerfest reading program! Join the [...]
Grab some carpet and let us entertain you with stories that will leave you wanting more.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is putting books in the hands of children in an effort to keep their reading skills sharp during summer months, and stops the “summer slide” that can leave your child months behind when they return to school in August. The library recommends reading as little as 12 hours [...]
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts and dance. Watch this exciting sport in action with the Capoeiristas of Grupo Axe Capoeira Kansas City on Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 pm in Marvin Auditorium. This program is for age 10 to adults.
Is your mind sharp and your strategy cunning enough for these board games?
Start your summer off with a laugh by watching a performance by Laughing Matters Jr. on Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 pm. The performance will be on the stage in the Edge teen activity room and is open to all ages.
It’s not often one gets to pick the brain of a National Geographic photographer.