All Booked Up: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

In this edition of All Booked Up, librarians Erin and Autumn give you a quick synopsis of the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, which is also a movie. Both formats are available at the library. This coming of age story centers around a high schooler named Charlie, whose complex character […]

Participate in Summer Reading! It’s Fun and Easy!

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library wants everyone in the community to read this summer. Visit to register or pick up a paper reading tracker at the library or on a Bookmobile. No library card required to sign up. Find out what’s in it for you.

Dig into Reading with Soil Tunnels, Stories & Big Equipment

Go deep into a soil tunnel and get behind the controls of big digging equipment June 1 from 10am–2pm for Dig into Reading. Children will laugh and learn while their parents sign them up for a whole summer of fun. Join us as we kick-off our summer reading program

Have a Rockin' Road Trip with Library Music

The library offers you three free music downloads a week from our Freegal Music Service, and we have thousands of CDs to browse. Stock up on some good tunes so when you hit the road this summer you have plenty of music to entertain you.

A Fresh Idea Each Week at the Monday Farmers Market

For high-quality locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, live chickens, bedding plants and fresh cut flowers, the Monday Farmers Market has something for everyone. The Market opens May 13. Make sure to come in and browse the bounty harvested by local farmers.

Open House Set for New Computers at Community Centers

This tech upgrade is a result of collaboration between the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and Shawnee County Parks and Recreation. Many children and adults will benefit from improved access to touch-screen computers and new printers. This is a big deal, so we’re marking the occasion with an Open House/ribbon cutting May 15.

All Booked Up: The Language of Flowers

This time on All Booked Up, Kathy and Diana recommend a book you just have to read. Author Vanessa Diffenbaugh tells an interesting tale involving a woman who’s been in foster care who becomes an expert florist. She harbors a secret, and someone comes along to help pry her secret out. Will she let the truth out?

June/July 2013 Library News – What's Happening at Your Library

Tap into your ultimate source for everything library. We have book recommendations, information about library technology, customer interviews, Bookmobile schedule and a complete schedule of events. Flip through the pages of our library newspaper.

Curate This! The genius of our Age

Come into the gallery today. Talented teens with an interest in the arts have created a well thought-out exhibit focusing on the individual. Participants in our Curate This! program receive real-life training for possible careers as museum directors, curators or archivists. Learn more about this library outreach effort.

Librarians' Favorites Book List

Fans of reading, you won’t want to miss this post. Librarians share their favorite titles in fiction and nonfiction for a very eclectic mix that will keep your nightstand full and may keep you up all night.

May 2013 Teen Schedule

Teens can find something to do at the library every week. Here’s a rundown of teen events scheduled this month. See you at the library for some fun, games and hanging with friends.

Tuesday Topics: A Great Way to Stay Informed about Your Community

The League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County hosts luncheons at the library the first Tuesday of every month with the intent of creating a more informed citizenry. At an upcoming talk in May, Vince Frye, president of Downtown Topeka, Inc., gives an update on downtown redevelopment.