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Feed Your Brain With Fun

Explore the Learning Center, a service to help you play and spark your curiosity!

Santa tells all

Santa guest blogs on what he’s reading this holiday season.

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Confessions of a Smut Reader

Spice up your reading choices. Librarian Stephanie offers some romantic reading recommendations for you and shares five authors who leave her begging for more.

About The Big Read

The community is invited to experience the Roaring Twenties by reading the “Great American Novel” The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as part of The Big Read. Learn more about this community reading initiative.

Knit or Crochet a 20s-style Cloche

Learn how to knit or crochet a Cloche hat. Cloche is a fitted, bell-shaped hat that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s.

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What to Read Now that the Twilight Series Is Nearing Its End

Now that Breaking Dawn(part 1) is out in theaters, what’s next? The Hunger Games series is one option, also with a film companion coming soon. Learn about some other similar reads for your young adult (or even yourself).

We Enlighten You

Committed to lifelong learning, the library offers free opportunities to continue your education with our help or on your own. One customer recently observed, “I learn something new every day because of the library.” Jillian Underwood, library customer, had her first encounter with a computer at the library. She was 7 years old. “I thought […]

We Grow With You

From borrowing books to attending programs with their children, families remember their positive experiences at the library. Melissa Powell remembers getting her library card at 8 years old. “We used to go to the library a lot when we were little. I remember my mom taking us to get our library card,” said Melissa. “I […]

We Provide an Enduring Value to the Community

These days people need the library more than ever. According to the 2010 United States Census there are 177, 934 people who live in Shawnee County. Of those, 94,579 have library cards. Every day we see more than 3,000 children and adults use and enjoy the library after school or after work hours. “I recently […]