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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Every child should have books in their home. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library makes that easy and free. 

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Kids Events

We have fun programs and events scheduled throughout the year.

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Parent and Teacher Resources

The library has special collections, resources, services, tools and kits made especially for busy parents and teachers.

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The library is the literacy lifeline for more than 45,000 children in Shawnee County. 
 
Plus, the library is simply awesome! It’s a place to meet up with friends, get homework projects done, read comics in a magical setting and discover a thirst for learning. Get your kids a library card and start a relationship with the library that will transform lives.
 
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The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is a Family Place Library. FamilyPlace_IndigoLogo_tm The Family Place Library initiative focuses on the development of children birth to 5 years old by providing interactive games and activity stations, Parent/Child Workshops and storytimes that grow a love of reading.

The designation is part of a three-year IMLS National Leadership Grant that supports 27 libraries in eight states.


As a Family Place Library, parents can connect to their young children through these library programs:

leann"Parents are the child’s first teacher and the first five years of life are critical for developing skills needed throughout life,” said LeAnn Brungardt, Youth Services Supervisor. “Parents are encouraged to wire a healthy brain by talking to, reading to, singing to, playing with and cuddling their child at home and at the library.”

 
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