Spring Curiosities

Spring is all about fun activities. The April-May Library News helps you shake off winter and get outside with gardening tips, a vacation, a pet or a good book. Your library’s Pets Neighborhood is a great resource if you have a pet or are considering pet ownership. Master gardeners and librarians offer advice on getting your hands dirty in a garden. We’ll help you gear up for a summer vacation and for Curiosity Central, our summer reading and experience challenge. Check out what library staff are reading and use our reviews to help you find your next book.

2018 marks the 75th anniversary of bookmobile service through your library. Read about the history of our bookmobiles where community members checked out more than 300,000 items last year. If you remember Ben and Betsy or the Bookbuggy, you have been in Topeka a long time.

This issue also highlights how we can help you save money on wedding planning and how you can take a free online class with others in a learning circle. Find out how community kids are benefiting from free books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination library. Review what happened at the library last year with our 2017 annual report.

As always Library News lists all the events happening at and/or sponsored by the library in April and May. Dive into Library News and let us help you make the most of your spring.

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Ginger Park

As the library’s communications editor Ginger helps spread the word about all the amazing library resources, services and staff. Ginger has a bachelor's and master’s in communication from Washburn and K-State. She is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a volunteer at Helping Hands Humane Society. She loves reading fiction and always has a stack of books waiting to be read. Ginger lives in Topeka with her husband and three dogs.