August-September Library News

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Topekans Ronnie, Brecken and Brody are regular users of the library’s Make-It Lab.

It’ll be here before we know it. Annual library rites of fall include the Book Sale, a whole bunch of fairs throughout the library and back to school adventures. Our kids library will noticeably decrease in decibel level when the younger sort put their noses back into textbooks.

But while right now we’re so preoccupied with reaching summer reading goals and sailing through July relatively unscathed by boredom or sunburn, it’s still good to get a glimpse of the future that’s in store.

Find out how the Murphy family (pictured above and on the cover) are using the Make-It Lab to make drawings come to life. Soak up the book reviews and recommendations our librarians can’t resist sharing. Learn how to get your kids reading ebooks on the iPad rather than playing another mind-numbing level of Soda Crush. It’s all here, plus nearly a hundred things to do at the library and beyond. Take a look:

Leah Sewell

Leah is the Communications Editor for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which basically means she’s an observer, collector and creator of library stories. She’s a veteran publisher and magazine editor who has brought her passion for all things literary and writerly to library communications. Leah has an MFA in writing from the University of Nebraska, is a published poet and author, a graphic designer, and has a very healthy obsession with books, podcasts, art and from-scratch cooking. She lives in Topeka with her two wily kids and a similarly unruly to-read pile.