Toxins at Home and the Poison Purse

As part of national Poison Prevention Week, the library partnered with Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Safe Kids Kansas to create a Poison Purse display in the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, showing how medicines and candies look identical to a child in search of something sweet to eat. In this article, the EPA urges adults to […]

Did You Miss Our Aging Fair?

On January 30th, 2013 the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosted it’s 2nd annual Senior Information Fair. Our goal was to inform older adults and their family members in our community about the variety of local services and businesses that cater to the needs of aging populations. The attendees explored booths that focused on numerous topics ranging […]

Consider safety when choosing gifts for children

It would be too easy as a librarian to just recommend: “Buy all of the kids on your shopping list some wonderful age-appropriate books!” While preventable injury isn’t a happy holiday topic, it is an important one. The Health Information Neighborhood partnered with Safe Kids Kansas to promote safe toys for kids with an eye-catching display […]