Topeka Gives to The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation participated in Topeka Gives, an event sponsored by the Topeka Community Foundation that gave members of the community an opportunity to interact and donate to 75 local non-profit organizations. The day-long event on Wednesday, June 19th was held at The Fairlawn Plaza Mall where event attendees could contribute to one or more […]

Topeka Gives, a Fun Way to Support Your Library

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 7am–6pm | inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall, 21st and Fairlawn The Topeka Community Foundation will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a one-day fundraising event and will provide $30,000 in “match money” to be awarded proportionally to participating organizations. The Library Foundation will receive 100 percent of the donations made at the […]

The Library Foundation Announces New Officers and Trustees

The Library Foundation has announced its officers for 2013. They include Jeanne Slusher, chair, and Becky Holmquist, vice-chair /chair-elect, and Joel Oliver, treasurer. All three have served on the board previously, Slusher as Treasurer. Rich Hayse and Dr. Steve Tempero were elected to their first three-year terms. Rich Hayse is of legal counsel with the […]

Kids Library Receives $75,000 Boost from Junior League of Topeka

The Junior League of Topeka (JLT) marks its 75th year of community service with a $75,000 gift that will support the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Kids Library. The large gift makes the Junior League the lead donor on the Kids Library project. JLT President Stacie Borjon will present the award to The Library […]

A Tribute to the R.E.A.D. Dogs Program

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 […]

Your Invitation to the Buy a Book Club

JOIN THE BUY A BOOK CLUB We need more books than the library can afford to buy. Joining our Buy a Book Club replenishes our bookshelves and promotes self-directed learning in your community. Donate now. Your membership makes a difference where it’s needed most. By believing in the value of a great public library, your […]